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Phacelia congesta 
Blue Curls


Item #: 3133
Category: Wildflowers
Habit: Annual
Bloom: Mar-May
Height: 1-3'
Planting Rates: 20 sq. ft.

Price:  
1 pkt. - $6.00

SOIL TYPE

SUNLIGHT

Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 X    X    X        X    X    X    X    Dry Medium 

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for more info see Related Books
  Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
  Wildflowers of the Western Plains
  Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide
  100 Texas Wildflowers
  Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region

Description

Also called Spike Phacelia, Spiderflower and Fiddleneck, Blue Curls can be found in roadside ditches in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico. They will grow in sand, loam, clay, or limestone soils; they aren't really all that particular. They do like a bit of extra moisture, although they don't want to have their feet in standing water. Be sure you give them well drained soil. The nicest Blue Curls we've ever seen were on the side of a bar ditch in dappled shade. The second nicest were in a pasture area where hay had been fed, in full sun.

Leaf structure of Blue Curls (above)

 

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