Learning Download: How to Grow Nemophila
Nemophila is an annual flower that grows well in a wildflower garden or rock garden. They will attract butterflies and bees to the garden. Nemophila originated in California.
Before Planting: Begin Nemophila seeds indoors in peat pots six to eight weeks before setting them outdoors.
Planting: Plant in mid-March, when a frost may still be possible. In warmer climates, Nemophila should be planted in the late fall.
Watering: Water Nemophila frequently to keep the soil moist.
Fertilizer: There is no need to fertilize since Nemophila often is grown as wildflowers.
Days to Maturity: In hotter climates, Nemophila will bloom midspring, but in cooler climates it will bloom through the summer.
Harvesting: To harvest seeds for future planting, cut off the heads of the plants after blooming and dry them in a paper bag to use the following spring.
Tips: Since Nemophila are one of the first annual to grow in the spring, continue to direct sow every three weeks to enjoy the blooms for a longer period of time.