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Nemophila maculata

Five spot baby

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourRed-purple white-green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Nemophila maculata (Five spot baby). It has white petals with a prominent deep purple blotch at its tip, this plant grows about 30cm tall.

Characteristics

Annual

Origin

N. W. America

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Annual self-seeding, sow-direct

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts Slugs and aphids.

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