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Baby Blue Eyes
Nemophila insignis (Hydrophyllaceae)
A hardy annual native to California, but is easily grown throughout the United States. The delicate, sky blue, cup-shaped 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.
Average planting success with this species: 80%
Height: 6-12 inches
Germination: 7-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 55F-65F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: March-May
Average seeds per pound: 258,000
Seeding rate: 8 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 340 sq. ft.
Suggested use: 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.