Nemophila insignis (Hydrophyllaceae)
A hardy annual native to California, but is easily grown throughout the United States. The delicate, sky blue, cupshaped flowers continue to bloom throughout spring. Requires a light, sandy soil with moderate amounts of water. Prefers partial shade, but in cooler climates can tolerate full sun. A charmer in wooden barrels and hanging baskets. Suggested Rate: Borders, rock gardens, hanging baskets.
Miscellaneous: An enjoyable and easily grown variety from seed. This low growing plant requires little maintenance. Does not transplant well.
Average Planting Success: 80%
Height: 6--12 inches
Germination: 7--30 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 55F°--65F°
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: March--May
Average Seeds Per Pound: 258,000
1 oz Covers: 340 sq.ft..
Seeding Rate: 8 lbs. per acre