Nemesia  is a genus of annuals, perennials and sub-shrubs which are native to sandy coasts or disturbed ground in South Africa. Numerous hybrids have been selected, and the annual cultivars are popular with gardeners as bedding plants. In temperate regions the annual cultivars are usually treated as half-hardy bedding plants, sown from seed in heat and planted out after all danger of frost has passed. The flowers are two-lipped, with the upper lip consisting of four lobes and the lower lip two lobes


Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)

Genus: Nemesia (ne-MEE-see-uh) (Info)

Species: strumosa (stroo-MOH-suh) (Info)

Cultivar: ?


Category: Annuals


Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


Spacing: 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


Hardiness: Not Applicable


Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade


Danger: Unknown – Tell us


Bloom Color: Scarlet (Dark Red), Orange, Red-Orange, Gold (Yellow-Orange), Pale Yellow, Bright Yellow


Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer


Foliage: Herbaceous


Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater


Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)


Patent Information: Unknown – Tell us


Propagation Methods: From seed; sow indoors before last frost


Seed Collecting: Unknown – Tell us


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