Similarly, in the case of Phacelia
secunda, freshly collected seeds did not germinate under simulated diurnal fluctuations at 20/10[degrees]C or at 10/5[degrees]C at the time of collection in autumn, but seed germination increased proportionately with cold wet stratification duration (Cavieres & Arroyo, 2000).
is a borage with deep roots and flowers attractive to pollinators.
Options to sow now include Phacelia
'Balo', red clover or a green manure mix.
Honey C N 4305 mesquite] Hydrophyllaceae Phacelia
Solidaga urnlifolia, Myosotis rnacrosperrna, Valerianella umbilicata, Camassia scilloides, Phacelia
purshii, Carex aggregate, Corydalis flavula).
ferulifolia), sea daisy (Erigeron glau-cus), black-eyed Susan, tansy phacelia
tanacetifolia) and black sage (Salvia mellifera).
It plans to surround the site with a plant called phacelia
, which attracts pollinators and predators.
If left to flower in the spring the mauve phacelia
flowers are attractive to bees
Kerner a AF479125 Hydrophyllaceae Phacelia
Wildflowers: fringed phacelia
, white trillium, Dutchman's britches, yellow trillium, fire pink, wild geranium, wake robin, columbine, showy orchis, pink lady's slipper, crested dwarf iris.
Local woodlands are incubating carpets of spindly fire poppies; Phacelia
, a knee-high annual with fern-like leaves and blue flowers; and California lilac, a shrub.
Here's a top ten of some of the best plants for attracting and feeding beneficial insectsCalifornian poppy (Eschscholtzia californica) n Candytuft (Iberis umbellata) n Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) n Dyers chamomile (Anthemis tinctoria) n Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and bronze fennel (Foeniculum vulgare ``Purpureum'') n Fern-leaf yarrow (Achillea filipendulina) n Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) n Phacelia
tanacetifoliaPoached-egg plant (Limnanthes douglasii) n Pot marigold (Calendula officinalisWhatever the size of your garden, room can be made for attractant plants.
IF you can't get manure or make garden compost for the beds where you grow vegetables or annual flowers, dig the plot then sow a green manure crop of a quick-growing plant called phacelia
which has blue flowers beloved by bees.
The conditions also brought impressive stands of yellow-flowered bladderpod and the blue-flowered blue phacelia
Particularly good hardy annuals are godetia, clarkia, bushy forms of nasturtium, the bright blue nemophila and the golden Limnanthes douglasii, Love-in-a-Mist, cornflower, Phacelia
, poppies, Svcabious, and the new dwarf sunflowers like Oranges and Lemons.