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  • P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

Proven Winners Bluebird Nemesia | PBS

Duration: 00:50
Program: P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

Clove-scented blue flowers all season; excellent for early spring Characteristics Garden Height Minimum: 10 Inches Garden Height Maximum: 12 Inches Spacing Minimum: 8 Inches Spacing Maximum: 10 Inches Flower Colors: Blue Purple Flower Shade: Blue-Purple Foliage Colors: Green Foliage Shade: Green Habit: Upright Container Role: Thriller Plant Needs Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun Bloom Time: Planting To Hard Frost Hardy Temperature: 10°F Hardiness Zones: 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b Uses: LandscapeContainer Uses Notes: Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations Duration: Annual Water Category: Average Maintenance Category: Easy Maintenance Notes: Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Plants may be trimmed back with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at anytime, although this is not usually necessary. Plants may flush out of flower if night temperatures begin to stay in the upper 70s or above. If this happens a light trim to shape them would be good. The trim will increase branching and will result in more flowers once the temperatures fall and the plants begin flowering again. A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

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Post Date: January 19, 2012