BABY BLUE EYES SEEDS
Baby's-blue-eyes, Five Spot, Total Eclipse
Nemophila menziesii, N. menziesii var. discoidalis, N. maculata
BABY BLUE EYES NemophilaNemophila menziesii
Baby Blue Eyes is a 6-10 inch tall wildflower that produces lovely, 1 inch, cup shaped, spring or summer, sky-blue flowers with white centers. Magical massed under your deciduous trees. One of the best annuals to use as a bulb cover. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 1,900 seeds.
TOTAL ECLIPSE NemophilaNemophila menziesii var. discoidalis
Nearly black flowers; five spot petals show an attractive white picotee. An easy to grow, 8-12 inch tall, spreading annual. Usually reseeds, coming back year after year. Packet is 200 seeds.
FIVE SPOT NemophilaNemophila maculata
Five Spot is similar in habit and appearance to Baby Blue Eyes. Its spring or summer flowers are white with bright purple spots at the tip of each petal.
Five Spot is a versatile addition to your beds, borders, rock gardens, patio containers, or hanging baskets. Grows 6-10 inches tall. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 650 seeds.
How to Plant Baby Blue Eyes Seeds
Direct sow into prepared seed beds that have been cleared of weeds and have had the top 1 inch of soil loosened. Rake seed in. Press into soil by walking over the area. Keep moist until germination. Can be started indoors in 2 inch pots.
Growing Nemophila: Full or part sun. Likes fertile, moist soil. Plant seed in fall or earliest spring where winters are mild, ins early spring everywhere else. Cool weather bloomers. Attracts bees, birds and butterflies. Self-sows in cool climates.