I planted several Blue Skies in a large patio pot, hoping that they would fill in around the other plants and drape over the sides. They became very full and lush and spilled over the sides almost to the ground. They are a deep, rich purple and, believe it or not, are still beautiful and blooming after several frosts and some 40*daytime temperatures. I've never seen a plant look so hardy and beautiful on November 1st! I will definitely be buying this plant again next spring provided that I can find it. I've really gotten my money's worth!
Augusta® Blue Skies Cupflower Nierembergia hybrid
- Hardy Zones
- 9 - 11
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 8 - 12 Inches
Great in both landscapes and containers.
Great heat tolerant annual.
To perform well in landscapes this plant will need good drainage.
A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
- Shirley PrussPlainfieldIllinoisUnited States2 years ago
I provide the flowering plants and containers at our church for the various seasons. I used this in my containers this year for the first time and am very impressed with it's performance. Even with our 90+ temps and the fact that these containers were sitting on concrete in the hot sun, this plant just kept on blooming even when the other plants had shut down because of heat stress. I will definitely use this plant again and again.Mari LuRichland CenterWisconsinUnited States2 years ago
When I lived in Illinois I grew this every year from seed. Since I moved to Wisconsin I have not been able to find the seeds. If I could find the plants that would be OK too. I like it because it is my favorite color, low growing and it blooms all summer.Dorothy HancockJanesvilleWisconsinUnited States3 years ago
Bloomed all summer - no deadheading. Love it!tina b3 years ago
We grew Nierembergia 'Blue Eyes' at GARC Greenhouse in Griffin, Georgia - Zone 7B - as a perenial. Just love it!!! Just keeps blooming and blooming!Mary Pond4 years ago
I usually kill flowers, it has lasted all summer and fall, I brought inside and its stll beautiful. It is darker in color now than when I bought it.Sheryl WilsonColoradoUnited States4 years ago
I love these little flowers , for some reason quiet a few have come back year after year and we aren't even in the right zone for that. I have even had them come up volunteer in different flower beds. Especially like to mix them with Diascia coral.JeanNew MexicoUnited States4 years ago
This is a terrific plant. It makes quite a statement in the border as well as contained.Amanda MonserArizonaUnited States4 years ago
It's Nov. 18 and it's still blooming and looks great. The frost hasn't hurt it at all.tom siekierskiConnecticutUnited States4 years ago
Great in a Container combo. I paired it with Opal Innocence Nemesia and Intensia Orchid Blast Phlox.Russell StudebakerMichiganUnited States4 years ago
|Award Year||Award||Plant Trial|
|2011||Top Performer||University of Tennessee - Knoxville|
|2011||Best Baskets||University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids|
|2011||Best Annuals||University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids|
|2011||Best of the Best (multiyear award)||Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden|
|2011||Gold Medal Winner||Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden|
|2011||One of the Best||Penn State|
|2011||Excellent||Oregon State University|
|2011||Best of Breed - Summer||North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum|
|2011||Top Performer||Kansas State University|
|2011||Top Performer||Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank|