Baby Blue Eyes
Nemophila 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.
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.
Average Planting Success: 80%
Height: 6 -12 inches
Germination: 7 - 30 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 55°F- 65°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: March - May
Average Seeds Per Pound: 258,000
Seeds/Pkt: 450 - Covers 20 sq. ft.
1 oz Covers: 340 sq.ft..
Seeding Rate: 8 lbs. per acre