BABY BLUE EYES – DRY AND SANDY SOILS PROVE NO OBSTACLE! EACH PLANT CAN COVER A FOOT OF BARE GROUND! $2.10

BABY BLUE EYES! LOVES BARE SANDY SOILS! A GORGEOUS GROUNDCOVER! ATTRACTS POLLINATORS AND BENEFICIAL INSECTS!

A spectacular display of soft blue or white flowers that attract important garden pollinators. Butterflies, bees and other helpful insects use the nectar as food. Growing baby blue eyes ensures these important insects stay in your garden to help pollinate other flowers and vegetables!

Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii) is a low spreading shrub-like plant that has succulent stems and flowers with six curved blue petals. Baby blue eyes may get 6 to 12 inches high and over a foot wide.

The blue flowers have a romantic, soft hue that shows well with other pastel flowers as part of a native wildflower garden. The baby blue eyes flower is an excellent plant to use in rockeries, containers and massed as border plants in annual gardens.

Baby blue eyes plants are native wildflowers in California and arid zones. They are an easy to grow and care for garden plant.

The plant does well in sandy, gritty soils and has some drought tolerance. In fact, light sandy soil makes the best seed bed for the baby blue eyes flower, as it drains well.

Baby blue eyes plant seeds readily but does not transplant well. Fortunately, the plant is easy to sow and takes off quickly.

Since baby blue eyes is a low growing plant with a succulent stem and leaves, caring for baby blue eyes requires little maintenance. It has moderate drought tolerance but will die back when confronted with severe dry conditions.

The plant does not need fertilizer when planted in areas with organically rich soil. Pinch the tips of the growth to force bushier plant formation.

Once the plant has flowered and seed heads formed, cut them off and dry them in a paper bag. Shake the bag after a week and then pick out the larger pieces of chaff. Save the seeds until the following spring and re-sow for a new crop of this wonderful plant.

SEEDS MEDIUM SIZED, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-drained soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, Summer or Autumn, by planting seeds at a depth of 3mm with 30cm plant spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 12-20°C
Maturity
60 days

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