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  • Nemophila discoidalis Penny Black Seeds
  • Nemophila discoidalis Penny Black Seeds

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Nemophila discoidalis Penny Black Seeds

Pkt 45 Seeds

Product Description

This California native looks like velvet skirts edged in white satin. A beautiful addition to the spring garden with a rich deep color that plays nicely off the other spring pastels and adds balance to wide range of color & planting schemes. It spans the seasons between spring and summer nicely with a slightly sprawling habit that fills in around its neighbors beautifully. Easy from seed and adaptable to many garden conditions. Great choice for around bird baths as it likes medium moist soil.

Pkt: 45 Seeds 

Botanical Name: Nemophila discoidalis synonyms Nemophila menziesii var. menziesii or Nemophila menziesii var. discoidalis

Common Name: Penny Black

Type: Annual     Color: Black (Deep Maroon) with White Edging

Height: 6-12"     Spread: 12-15"

Light: Sun cooler - PM or Part Shade in hotter regions

Water: Dry Xeric - Moderate *Needs spring rain or watering to germinate and get growing then can be grown drier

Soil: Wide Range best well-drained

Flowering: Late Winter - Spring - Summer depending on when seed sown, temperature & availability of water **longer season into Summer with some water, a light shearing as first blooms fade before seed is set & placement in partial shade in hot inland areas

Germination: 7-21 days at 58-70F 

Sow Outdoors: Fall in mild areas or Spring colder regions, sow into raked weed-free damp soil about a 1/4" or so, cover with soil & grit or vermiculite, keep moist not waterlogged for first few weeks and then can grow somewhat drier once established, light frost tolerant protect from hard freeze

Sow Indoors: Plantable pots or individual cell trays reduce root disturbance, Spring sow into damp seed starting mix about a 1/4" or so, cover with mix & grit, keep moist but not waterlogged for first few weeks and then can grow a little drier, harden-off, can take a light frost but protect from hard freeze

USDA: http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=NEMEM

IT IS: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=529266



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