Poetry Blue Nemesia
Nemesia 'Poetry Blue'
Poetry Blue Nemesia flowers
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Height: 14 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Poetry Series
This well branched variety is very free flowering, producing volumes of wonderful, lightly fragrant violet-blue flowers with contrasting cream centers all season long; great for beds, borders, or containers
Poetry Blue Nemesia features dainty spikes of lightly-scented violet pea-like flowers with blue overtones and white eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. Its small serrated pointy leaves remain light green in colour throughout the season.
Poetry Blue Nemesia is a dense herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Poetry Blue Nemesia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Poetry Blue Nemesia will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Poetry Blue Nemesia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.