Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Baby Blue Eyes

Botanical name: Nemophila menziesii (Hydrophyllaceae)
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Baby blue eyes is a trailing annual, 6 to 12 inches tall. Flowers are bell-shaped, 1 inch in diameter, with sky blue blossoms and a white center, very freely blooming. Foliage is pale green, lacey, and delicate. Used effectively with bulbs as a low cover. Likes cool, moist climates, not heat tolerant.

How to grow
It is easy to grow and requires little maintenance. These flowers are planted extensively in rockery, hanging baskets and around borders.

Height: 6-12 inches
Spacing: 9-12 inches
Light: Partial Shade to Full sun
Germination: 12-20 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 55-65F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
USDA Zone: 3-10
Blooming period: March-May (Summer)

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