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Nierembergia caerulea

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourBlue shades centred yellow
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Nierembergia caerulea. A small bushy perennial grown as an annual. Bears profuse purple throated yellow flowers. Leaves are lanced-shaped, deep green and slightly hairy.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Origin

Argentina

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilLoamy
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You should grow them in full sun, make sure you water well and fertilize to prolong the flowering. You can propagate the annuals from seed, the perennials by division in spring and the subshrubs from cuttings towards late summer.

Propagation

Division in spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to aphids and whitefly under glass; slugs and snails outdoors. Prone to viruses.

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