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Augusta® Blue Skies Cupflower Nierembergia hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 8 - 12 Inches
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Augusta® Blue Skies Cupflower Nierembergia hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 8 - 12

Features

Summer LOVIN', happened so FAST.
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Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
8 - 12 Inches
Trails Up To: 
24 Inches
Spacing: 
8 - 12 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Lavender
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Trailing
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Great in both landscapes and containers.

Maintenance Notes: 

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.

Augusta® Blue Skies Nierembergia hybrid 'USNRB1201' PP: 21662 Can. PP: 4141
  • 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!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Shirley Pruss
    Plainfield
    Illinois
    United States
    1 year 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mari Lu
    Richland Center
    Wisconsin
    United States
    1 year 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Dorothy Hancock
    Janesville
    Wisconsin
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Bloomed all summer - no deadheading. Love it!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    tina b
    3 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!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mary Pond
    3 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Sheryl Wilson
    Colorado
    United States
    4 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Jean
    New Mexico
    United States
    4 years ago
  • This is a terrific plant. It makes quite a statement in the border as well as contained.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Amanda Monser
    Arizona
    United States
    4 years ago
  • It's Nov. 18 and it's still blooming and looks great. The frost hasn't hurt it at all.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    tom siekierski
    Connecticut
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Great in a Container combo. I paired it with Opal Innocence Nemesia and Intensia Orchid Blast Phlox.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    Michigan
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2011 Top Performer University of Tennessee
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 Trial Manager Favorites Ohio State University - Columbus
2011 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2011 Top Performer Kansas State University
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