NEMOPHILA

FAMILY: Boraginaceae

TYPE
  • Annuals
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

These cool-weather annuals grow 612 inches high and trail to 1 feet wide, with saucer-shaped flowers to 1 inches 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.

five-spot nemophila

nemophila maculata

  • 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.

baby blue eyes

nemophila menziesii

  • 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.

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