- Height 10-12 Inches
- Width 12-18 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Fragrant clove scented flowers!
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
Get a kickstart on spring with masses of dainty, blue-purple blooms that stand out against pretty green leaves. Bluebird Nemesia fruticans tolerate temperature extremes, blooming from early spring to the arrival of the hard frosts of fall. This plant has an upright habit with a height of 10-12 inches. You will love the clove fragrance of this award winner.
Nemesia fruticans are colorful imports from South Africa. With a compact but spreading growth habit, they work well in the landscape or as a fun addition to a pot or window box. Use Bluebird to bring combinations together. Plant it with lobelia ‘Laguna’, ‘Superbena® Dark Blue’ verbena, and Supertunia® ‘Royal velvet’ petunia for a monochromatic theme.
Bluebird Nemesia Care
This plant is easy to care for. It would benefit from an application of fertilizer or compost at planting time. No deadheading is needed. You may want to trim or shear it in order to increase branching and encourage more flowers. Occasionally this may be necessary if night temperatures stay in the upper 70s.
Its watering needs are moderate; for best results keep it on the dry side. Plant it in average but well drained soil in a location that receives part sun to sun.
Bluebird Nemesia Spacing
Set transplants 6-9 inches apart. Add 1-3 inches of mulch or organic compost.
Bluebird Nemesia Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost|
|Foliage Color(s) Green|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 10-12 Inches|
|Spread: 12-18 Inches|
|Spacing: 8-10 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Use Types: Combinations, Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape|
|Features: Fall Interest, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Fragrant, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Nemesia fruticans 'Hubbird' USPP 12,014, Can 1,634|
|Common Name: Bluebird Nemesia|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.