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A genus in the Scrophulariaceae (figwort) family native to South Africa where they inhabit disturbed or sandy habitats. They can be annuals, perennials or bushy subshrubs with simple leaves and two-lipped, lobed flowers that resemble those of the viola family. They are popular as bedding plants in the garden and there are many cultivars available, bred for a diversity of flower colours and plant form. They are often treated as half-hardy annuals in temperate regions.
Common problems with Nemesia
How to propagate Nemesia
You can propagate by seeds sown under glass in the early spring or autumn.
Other uses of Nemesia
Summer bedding, window boxes, containers and greenhouse plants. Multi-coloured blooms are easily grown. With an OPALS rating of 2, Nemesia strumosa are a good choice to include in a low allergen garden.
OPALS - Ogren Plant Allergy Scale
Plants with a very low potential to cause allergic reactions (1 to 3 rating)