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PlantFiles: Cup Flower
Nierembergia hippomanica 'Blue Mountain'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nierembergia (nee-rem-BERG-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: hippomanica (hip-oh-MAN-ik-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Mountain

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dmj1218 On Jun 18, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a very nice small plant with delicate lavender and white blooms. Would do very well in a rock garden and it is good in containers too. It likes it on the dry side and in half day sun here in Houston.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Auburn, Alabama
Granbury, Texas
Houston, Texas



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