Colorful South African natives, some with fragrant flowers.
Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom. Use as bedding or rock garden plants, in hanging baskets, as bulb covers. None is at its best in hot weather, though new Nemesia caerulea hybrids are more heat tolerant than other types. All need well-drained soil.
The true species grows 1 1/2 ft. high and 1 ft.wide, but plants sold under this name are usually more compact hybrids between Nemesia strumosa and Nemesia versicolor; they remain under a foot high, reach about 6 in. wide, and produce small, unscented flowers in clusters to about 4 in. across. Blossoms are chalice shaped, flaring at the mouth into two unequal lips, the lower one larger than the upper. They come in every color but green.
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