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Nemesia fruiticans 'Blue Bird'/Blue Bird Nemesia

Nemesia fruiticans 'Blue Bird' / Nemesia fruiticans 'Blue Bird'
Shrub in heavy bloom with lavender flower
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Shrub in heavy bloom with lavender flower

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Scientific Name: Nemesia fruiticans 'Blue Bird'
Common Name: Blue Bird Nemesia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a tender perennial that blooms during the summer months. It cannot tolerate freezing temperatures so is often used as an annual in many parts of the country. The two-lipped, lobelia-like flowers with a touch of yellow in the throats are quite striking on a healthy plant. Makes a good container plant for the patio, terrace and deck where the blooms can be enjoyed up close. In warm climates, cut back plants after the first flowering to encourage a second crop of flowers.