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Nemophila menziesii

Baby blue eyes

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBright blue with white centre
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Nemophila menziesii (Baby blue eyes). This is fast-growing hardy annual, it is a mounded and spreading plant which is ideal as ground cover. The foliage is serrated with 5-petaled blue flowers with white centres.

Characteristics

Annual, Fragrant

Origin

California

Interest and use

Border, window-box, container, rock garden, edging

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

The annuals grow best in a full sun or partial-shade with humus-enriched, moisture-retentive but well-drained soil. You will need to protect from the wind.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds which can be sown directly in the autumn months. They dislike root disturbance.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts slugs

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