Nemesia is an abundantly blooming addition to any container, garden bed, or border. The versatile little plant adds plenty of color to the landscape at about 10 to 18 inches high and wide.
Nemesia is normally an annual that comes in colors ranging from white to deep purple. Many have two or more colors in some combination, like the bright yellow, orange and warm red of Proven Winners’ Sunsatia Blood Orange Nemesia. We sell five different nemesia hybrids. The plant prefers moist soil, but not long periods of overly damp soil, so choose a soil and container that drains well. Nemesia are continuous bloomers during the growing season, with no need to prune or deadhead.
The Best Way to Use Nemesia
Nemesia are so versatile they can add color to nearly any area of the landscape.
Place nemesia in a container or hanging basket for front entry or patio color. Grow several nemesia plants together to form a border or ground cover. Nemesia can grow to about 1 foot high and wide. The plants prefer some moisture but in soil that drains well. Full sun to partial sunlight conditions produce the most flowers.
Summer bedding plant
Available in 5-plus colors
Typically less than a foot high and slightly wider
Growing zones 8 to 10 as perennial, cooler zones as summer annual
Nemesia Companion Plants
Nemesia thrive in hanging baskets and containers. Their low, colorful growth goes well with ornamental grasses and taller flowering plants. Try any of these plants paired with nemesia: