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Bluebird
Nemesia fruticans

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 10 - 12 Inches
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Bluebird Nemesia fruticans
Part Sun to Sun 10 - 12

Features

I eat SUNLIGHT for breakfast.

Clove-scented blue flowers all season; excellent for early spring

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Fall Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Garden Height: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 
8 - 10 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Blue-Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardy Temperature: 
10°F
Hardiness Zones: 
8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations

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 70's 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.

Bluebird Nemesia fruticans 'Hubbird' USPP 12,014, Can 1,634
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2008 Best of Breed for Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2008 Best of Breed for Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2008 Best of Breed for Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2003 Top Performer Michigan State University
2003 One of the Best Penn State
2003 Top Performer Michigan State University
2003 Top Performer Michigan State University
2003 One of the Best Penn State
2003 Top Performer Michigan State University
2003 One of the Best Penn State
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