These cool-weather annuals grow 612 in. high and trail to 1 ft. wide, with saucer-shaped flowers to 1 in. across in spring. Pale green, hairy, ferny leaves give plants a delicate appearance. Often used as bulb cover. Sow seed in place in fall; plants will bloom in winter in the Coastal and Tropical South, in spring in the Upper, Middle, and Lower South.
N. maculata. FIVE-SPOT NEMOPHILA. Native to California. Flowers are white, marked with fine purple lines and dots; a large purple dot appears at the tip of each of the five lobes.
N. menziesii. BABY BLUE EYES. From California, southern Oregon. Plant blooms freely, bearing sky-blue blossoms with a white or near-white center. 'Snowstorm' has white flowers dotted with black. 'Pennie Black' bears blackish purple flowers rimmed in white.