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NEMOPHILA maculata, Fivespot NEMOPHILA maculata
Fivespot

Annual: CA native with dainty little cup-shaped flowers. Good in meadows, borders, rock gardens, mass plantings, beds & pots. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white with purple spots. Height: 12-18". Spread: 12-18”. Trailing growth habit. Tolerates alkaline soil and sand. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-10.

NEMOPHILA menziesii, Baby Blue Eyes NEMOPHILA menziesii
Baby Blue Eyes

Annual Herb: CA native with dainty little cup-shaped flowers. Good in meadows, borders, rock gardens, mass plantings, beds & pots. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: blue but can vary from white to blue some with black dots & some without. Ht: 6-12”. W: 12-18”. Trailing growth habit. Tolerates sand. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable NEMOPHILA menziesii 'Penny Black'
Baby Black Eyes

Annual Herb: California native. Attracts pollinators and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. A pretty accent plant that is good in borders, window boxes, hanging baskets, and containers. Bloom time: spring - summer. Bloom color: deep purple-black with a white edge. Height: 4-6 inches. Width: 16". Water: moderate. Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable NEMOPHILIA menziesii 'Discoidalis' (syn. N. menziesii var. discoidalis)
Baby Blue Eyes, Baby Black Eyes, Pennie Black

Annual Herb: Heirloom that was loved by Victorians. Tolerates drought and deer. Has masses of 1" deep violet to black flowers that are edged in white. Great for containers, baskets, window boxes, and as an edging or ground cover plant. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Low, trailing growth habit. Height: 4 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3-9.

Photo unavailable NICOTIANA langsdorffii
Flowering Tobacco

Perennial: This heirloom is often grown as an annual. Native to Chile and Brazil. Deer resistant. Attracts pollinators and hummingbirds. Broad, deep-green leaves are sticky to the touch and form a basal rosette with a flower spike rising above the foliage. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: trumpet-shaped chartreuse blooms. Height: 10-12" with flower spikes to 3-5'. Width: 18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist/moderate. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable NICOTIANA sylvestris 'Only the Lonely'

Annual: Deer resistant. Provides a splash of 5-6" white flowers all summer-fall over large leaves. Has a candelabra-like cluster of 20-30 tubular star-shaped blooms that are fragrant at night. Use in containers, beds or a perennial border. Nice cut flower. Bloom color: white. Average height: 3-5 feet. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate.

Photo unavailable NIGELLA damascena
Love-in-a-Mist

Annual: Heirloom. Has been grown in English cottage gardens since Elizabethan times! Beautiful blooms & unusual balloon-shaped seed pods sit above lacy (and misty) foliage. Good bedding, border, container, cottage garden, & cut flower plant. Makes a great cut flower and is also good for drying. Attracts beneficial insects. Blooms: summer. Color: a mix of blue, mauve, pink, purple, & white. Height: 12-24 in. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z2-11.

Photo unavailable NIGELLA damascena 'Albion Black Pod'
Love-in-a-Mist

Annual: Good border and cut flower plant. Attracts and feeds bees and beneficial insects. Deer resistant. Bloom color: fluffy 1.5-2" double white flowers with decorative dark plum balloon-shaped seed pods for fresh or dried bouquets. Bloom time: summer. Height: 12-24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

Photo unavailable NIGELLA damascena 'Albion Green Pod'
Love-in-a-Mist

Annual: Has beautiful star-shaped blooms and unusual balloon-shaped light green seeds pods sit above lacy (and misty) foliage. Good bedding, border, container, cottage garden, and cut flower plant. Makes a great cut flower and is also good for drying. Attracts beneficial insects. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: white, double. Height: 12-24 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z2-11.

Photo unavailable NIGELLA papillosa 'Delft Blue' (syn. NIGELLA papillosa)
Love-in-a-Mist

Annual: Good border and cut flower plant. Attracts and feeds bees and beneficial insects. Deer resistant. Blooms: unique 1.5-2" white flowers with streaks blue, lavender, and gray on the petals. Produces balloon-shaped seed pods that can be used fresh or dried in bouquets. Bloom time: summer. Height 24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

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