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  • Nemophila menziesii Baby Blue Eyes
  • Nemophila menziesii Baby Blue Eyes
  • Nemophilia menziesii Baby Blue-Eyes
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Nemophila menziesii Baby Blue Eyes Seeds

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Pkt 100 Seeds *Available for shipping approx 3/7/17


Product Description

Baby Blue Eyes is an annual California spring wildflower with sky blue flowers and bright green ferny foliage spreads cheerfulness where ever it is growing. Easy from seed the low growing beautiful slightly sprawling habit lends it's self to drift planting as an early season ground cover, path edging, container and basket spiller. Flourishes until the high heat of summer. This California native is happiest in full sun in cooler areas and afternoon or partial shaded areas in hotter regions with well-drained dry to moderate moist soil. Works well in difficult dry shade areas such as under oaks and other trees that have low water needs as it is fine with no water other than normal spring rain but some late spring and early summer water will improve appearance and extend blooming time some. Normal garden conditions of fertile soil and regular watering are not a problem for this native like it is for some others. Easy from seed and easy on the water and maintenance too great as a direct sown annual that will self seed some. Often found growing with CA poppies, clarkia and lasthenia.

Pkt: 100 Seeds 

Botanical Name: Nemophila menziesii

Common Name: Baby Blue Eyes   

Type: Annual    

Color: Blue & White Bicolor

Height: 6-12"     Spread: 12-18"

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



 

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