This wonderful small to medium-sized annual from South Africa produces clusters of two-lipped large flowers in yellow, purple, red, orange or white. The lance-shaped leaves are medium green.
This annual dislikes heat and humidity and is best in moderate temperatures, flowering nearly year round in mild climates. It prefers moist rich soil and lots of sun.
It makes an excellent addition to any border, bed, or container, and combines well with bulbs and rock garden plants. Flowers are good for cutting, which also encourages bushy growth. If given enough sunlight and moderate night time temperatures, nemesia can be grown as a houseplant.
Cut back for a second time for a second flowering time in late summer.
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Genus - Nemesia
Species - Strumosa
Variety - Carnival Mixed
Common name - Nemesia
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Annual Flower
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Exposure - Full Sun
Height - 0,25 m
Spread - 0,20 m
Growth rate - Fast
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / mix
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral
Soil type - Loam, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
Sow 2-3 seeds in a pots inside from March to April or directly outside from April to May.
Cover lightly with soil, firm and keep moist.
Night temperature below +18C impairs profusion of flowers/