Nemophila menziessii, N. menziessii var. discoidalis, N. maculata
BABY BLUE EYES Nemophila Seeds
Baby Blue Eyes is a 6-10 inch tall wildflower that produces beautiful 1 inch cup shaped spring or summer sky-blue flowers with white centers. Magical massed under deciduous trees, or as a bulb cover. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 1,900 seeds.
TOTAL ECLIPSE Nemophila Seeds
Nemophila menziessii var. discoidalis
The nearly black flowers have an attractive white picotee. An easy to grow 8-12 inch spreading annual that usually reseeds, coming back year after year.
FIVE SPOT Nemophila Seeds
Five Spot is very similar in habit and appearance to Baby Blue Eyes but its spring or summer flowers are white with bright purple spots on the tips of the petals. Growing 6-10 inches tall, it is a great choice for beds, borders, rock gardens, patio containers or hanging baskets. Packet is ⅛ ounce, about 650 seeds.
HOW TO PLANT NEMOPHILA 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.
Comments: Full or part sun. Likes fertile, moist soil. Plant seed in fall or earliest spring where winters are mild, in early spring everywhere else. Cool weather bloomers. Attracts bees, birds and butterflies. Self-sows in cool climates.