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Large genus of flowering plants native mostly to western U.S. and Mexico. One of the species listed here is native to the Texas prairie; the other is a wildflower from shady, moist areas of the Southeast.
scorpion weed, fernleaf phacelia
- Zones US, MS, LS; USDA 6-8.
- Native from West Virginia and Illinois to Arkansas and Georgia.
- Deeply divided, dark green leaves to 4 inches long and wide.
- Overwinters as an attractive low foliage mound to 1 feet wide; in late spring, flower stalks to 2 feet tall bear sprays of white-eyed lavender-blue blossoms.
- Showy as a mass planting.
- Dies after flowering; self-sows reliably.
- Grow in partial or full shade, in soil with lots of organic matter.
- Annual or biennial.
- Zones US, MS, LS, CS, TS; USDA 6-11.
- Native to Texas and New Mexico.
- Grows 3 feet tall, 1 feet wide.
- Deeply cut, bright green, soft leaves to 4 inches long, 1 inches wide.
- Blooms throughout spring; buds form on a curled spike, which uncoils as the buds open into blue-purple flowers.
- Easy to grow from seed.
- For a long bloom period, be sure to water during dry spells.
- Full sun.