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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Nemophila genus. There are about 11 species of annuals which are grown for their bright, open 5-petalled flowers. They will produce colourful spring-summer blooms in a range of mainly blues. They are fully hardy and will grow in sun or semi-shade in fertile, well drained soil. You can propagate by seeds sown outdoors in spring or early autumn.

Characteristics

Annuals

Origin

N. W. America

Cultivation

The annuals grow best in a full sun or partial-shade with moisture-retentive soil. You will need to protect from the wind. You can propagate from seeds which can be sown in the autumn months.

Propagation

Seed sown outdoors in spring or early autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Is prone to aphids.

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