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  • 6/13/2006

Baby Blue Eyes

Nemopila 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: 55-65F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: March-May
Average seeds per pound: 258,000
Seeding rate: 8 lbs. per acre
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.

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