Baby Blue Eyes Seeds (Nemophila menziesii) is a hardy annual native to California, but will also grow prolifically throughout the rest of the United States.
An extremely colorful wildflower that is also rather easy to grow, baby Blue Eyes remains one of our favorite all-purpose wildflowers!
Grow Heirloom Nemophila - Plant Penny Black Nemophila Seeds
Nemophila Discoidalis a low-growing, trailing annual, Penny Black, Also known as Penny Black or Baby Black Eyes, is an easy-to-grow heirloom annual. Reaching only 4" in height, Penny Black Nemophila seeds can be planted in containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes, as well as straight into your garden bed or border. Its deep purple, almost violet color is not often seen in the garden and is a welcome compliment.
LIFE CYCLE: Annual LIGHT REQUIREMENT: Full Sun, Partial Shade PLANTING SEASON: Spring COLOR: Blue, White PLANT HEIGHT: 4-6 inches PLANT SPACING: 4 inches PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4 inch SOWING METHOD: Start Indoors, Direct Sow WATER NEEDS: Average COLD STRATIFICATION: No HARDINESS ZONES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 SHIPS: Year Round PLANT TYPE: Short green stems with deep purple petals FEATURES: Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fast Growing, Easy to Grow & Maintain Container Garden BLOOMS: Early Spring
HOW TO GROW NEMOPHILA SEEDS
ABOUT NEMOPHILA: An easy-to-grow heirloom annual, Nemophila seeds can be planted in containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes, as well as straight into your garden bed or border. These blooms range in color from Blue, White, and hues blue.
WHEN TO PLANT NEMOPHILA SEEDS: Sow directly once the threat of frost has passed. Nemophila also does great in containers. For growers in Zones cooler than 7, Nemophila will need to be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the final frost of spring.
WHERE TO PLANT NEMOPHILA SEEDS: Nemophila does best in cooler climates with full sun conditions, though it can tolerate partial shade. In warmer climates, Nemophila benefits from partial shade.
HOW TO PLANT NEMOPHILA SEEDS: Prepare your planting site with loosened soil that is weed free. Sow onto the surface of the soil, and compress firmly. Don't cover, as seeds require sunlight to germinate.
HOW TO CARE FOR NEMOPHILA: Remove weeds as Nemophila is establishing. Once established they require little care. As tender annuals, Nemophila will die off with the killing frost.