Herb: Fiddleneck

Latin name: Phacelia tanacetifolia

Family: Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Description of the plant:


60 cm
(2 feet)

July to

Habitat of Fiddleneck:

Open flats and slopes below 1200 metres.

Other uses of the herb:

Used as a green manure crop, but has not as yet (1980) been properly tested in Britain. It is not very deep rooted.

Propagation of Fiddleneck:

Seed - sow in situ in late spring or late summer. The plant often self-sows.

Cultivation of the herb:

Open flats and slopes below 1200 metres.

Medicinal use of Fiddleneck:

None known

Known hazards of Phacelia tanacetifolia:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.