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Baby Eyes Pennie Black in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Nemophila menziesii var. discoidalis 'Pennie Black'

 

Baby Eyes 'Pennie Black'

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. 'Pennie Black' bears flowers that are very dark purple with white centre and white edges to the petals,

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plant Features
  • Baby Eyes Pennie Black likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Baby Eyes Pennie Black likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Baby Eyes Pennie Black is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Baby Eyes Pennie Black likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Baby Eyes 'Pennie Black'

Latin name

Nemophila menziesii var. discoidalis 'Pennie Black'

type

Annual

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Baby Eyes Pennie Black likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Baby Eyes Pennie Black is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Baby Eyes Pennie Black likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Baby Eyes Pennie Black likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Baby Eyes Pennie Black is 0.35meters x 0.25meters 0.35 M 0.25 M

Nemophila menziesii var. discoidalis 'Pennie Black'

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. 'Pennie Black' bears flowers that are very dark purple with white centre and white edges to the 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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