The bee lover belongs to the large family of Raublattgewächse, of which there are annual and perennial species. The name Phacelia comes from the Greek phakelos for tufts, since the terminal flowers are in clusters. The upright growing, herbaceous Phacelia tanacetifolia is one year old, grows up to 100 cm high and has a root system penetrating deep into the soil. As the name Tansy Phazelie says, the feathery, initially rolled-up leaves resemble the tansy and can cause skin rashes on contact. From June to September the light-blue to blue-violet inflorescences bloom in a tuft-like manner, attracting mainly bees, but also other beneficial insects such as bumblebees, hoverflies and butterflies. The plants are robust and undemanding, but not hardy.