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Baby Blue Eyes Alba in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Nemophila 'Alba'

 

Baby Blue Eyes 'Alba'

Nemophila are spreading or upright annuals with simple, or pinnate divided leaves and, in Summer, cup-shaped blue or white flowers. Can be grown in beds or containers. Nemophila 'Alba' bears white flowers with 5 petals

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plant Features
  • Baby Blue Eyes Alba likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Baby Blue Eyes Alba likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Baby Blue Eyes Alba is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Baby Blue Eyes Alba likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Baby Blue Eyes 'Alba'

Latin name

Nemophila 'Alba'

type

Annual

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Baby Blue Eyes Alba likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Baby Blue Eyes Alba is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Baby Blue Eyes Alba likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Baby Blue Eyes Alba likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Baby Blue Eyes Alba is 0.35meters x 0.25meters 0.35 M 0.25 M

Nemophila 'Alba'

Nemophila are spreading or upright annuals with simple, or pinnate divided leaves and, in Summer, cup-shaped blue or white flowers. Can be grown in beds or containers. Nemophila 'Alba' bears white flowers with 5 petals


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

The flowers appear in the upper leaf axils Summer

 

Propagating by seed in Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seeds in situ in Spring, in fertile, moist but free-draining soil. Sow 2mm deep into prepared and raked soil, in rows spaced 15 cms. apart. Germination usually takes 7-21 days. Seedlings will appear 6-8 weeks from sowing. Keep soil moist by watering gently with a fine rose on the watering-can. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, thin out to 50 cms. apart

 

Propagating by seed in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Early Autumn

Sow seeds in situ in early Autumn, in fertile, moist but free-draining soil. Sow 2mm deep into prepared and raked soil, in rows spaced 15 cms. apart. Germination usually takes 7-21 days. Seedlings will appear 6-8 weeks from sowing. Keep soil moist by watering gently with a fine rose on the watering-can. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, thin out to 50 cms. apart

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Seedlings do not transplant well, so sow in situ

 
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