Phacelia minor
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Phacelia minor

wild Canterberry bells
whitlavia

  family hydrophyllaceae 
  genus phacelia 

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Identification
Genus  Phacelia Species  minor Variety  Cultivar  Common names  wild Canterberry bells   whitlavia Family  HYDROPHYLLACEAE Specimen number  S11733 Data source  HtZn p153
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Spreading Overall height  4" - 2' Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Dry, well drained Optimal soil texture  Sandy Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Phacelia minor can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20 Fahrenheit. Wild Canterberry bells (also known as whitlavia) needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this plant has a texture that is sandy. Full sun is best for growing this species. It usually does best in dry, well drained soils.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes 
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Phacelia minor has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Wild Canterberry bells (locally known in some parts as whitlavia) has bell shaped blossoms in clusters only found on one side of the stems. Flowers begin in March and don't stop until May. The blossoms are typically of a purple color.

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