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Species Guide: Nemesia

This dainty, delicate plant is a charming addition to the summer garden. The Nemesia is an easy plant to grow and is a lovely choice for hanging baskets, window boxes, combination planting or potted specimens and even makes an exceptionally attractive mound forming plant in a mixed garden border. When planted in a hanging basket, window box or other container pot it will tumble over the sides to form a mass of flowers and foliage.

Most varieties of Nemesia will tolerate a ground-frost once established. Nemesia is one of the most widespread, toughest and floriferous of the all the hanging basket plants, they are popular as a hanging basket and container plant because of their beautiful flowers, which bloom over a long period. Nemesia are fast growing and these semi-hardy plants are one of the most popular choices for a stunning summer display.

Nemesia have many slender stems which branch freely, emerging from a woody taproot. Each stems has numerous, narrow, serrated leaves which are denser near the base of the stem. The leaves are fresh green and shiny. The flowers resemble little snapdragon flowers, with two lips and often yellow markings on their throats.

You won't need to deadhead Nemesia, as they are self-cleaning and will continue blooming profusely throughout the season. Water Nemesia enough to keep it evenly moist, but don't allow it to dry out. Good drainage is important, because Nemesia don't like wet feet.

Nemesia is offered at Plugplants4U in shades of white, pink, blue and Rose.

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