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Nemesia

Nemesia fruticans

Also known as

Weeskindertjies (Afr.), Cape Snapdragon, Mauve Nemesia

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Nemesia Overview

Nemesia is a genus of more than 70 annuals, perennials and sub-shrubs which are native to sandy coasts areas or rockeries. Numerous hybrids have been selected, and the annual cultivars are popular with gardeners as bedding plants flowering from Spring into summer. The beautiful flower remind of orchids or snapdragons with 2 lips and a spur. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape.

Common problems with Nemesia

Susceptible to root rots, ensure sufficient drainage.

    How to harvest Nemesia

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Nemesia

    Seed

    Sow seed in spring or autumn for spring flowering container or bedding plants.

    Cuttings

    Take tip cuttings of non-flowering shoots from perennial species in late summer or eaarly spring.

    Special features of Nemesia

    Attracts useful insects

    Attracts bees

    Pot plant

    Make good container plants, place in sunny position and provide good drainage.

    Attractive flowers

    Cultivars may range from yellow, pink, blue, purple, orange, red, white and bicolours.