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Five Spot
Nemophila maculata (Hydrophyllaceae)

A hardy annual native to California, easily grown from seed throughout the United States. The flowers are an attractive white with vivid purple spots at the tip of each petal. A prolific bloomer all spring, with a low spreading habit. Prefers full sun to dappled shade in various soil conditions. A great item for hanging baskets.

Average planting success with this species: 70%
Height: 6-12 inches
Germination: 7-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 55F-65F
Sowing depth: 1/8"
Blooming period: March-May
Average seeds per pound: 87,000
Seeds/Pkt: 175
Seeding rate: 15 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 182 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Wooden barrels, borders, rock gardens.
Miscellaneous: Can be used as an attractive bulb cover in frost free areas. Does not transplant well.

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