Nemeisa

Nemeisa

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