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Nemesia Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Nemesia genus. The genus consists of about 50 species of annuals, perennials and subshrubs. The flowers are showy and trumpet-shaped they are borne singly or in terminal racemes. The leaves are opposite and simple.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Herbaceous or Sub-shrubs

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Summer bedding, window boxes, containers and greenhouse plants. Multi-coloured blooms are easily grown.

Cultivation

They will need a protected, sunny position with fertile, well-drained soil. They will not tolerate very hot, humid climates. Cut back stems after flowering. Pinch out growing shoots of young plants to ensure a bushy habit.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds sown under glass in the early spring or autumn, or outdoors in late spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Foot and root rot may cause problems.

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