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Nemophila insignis var. menziesii 'Penny Black'

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Nemophila (nee-MOF-ih-luh) (Info)
Species: insignis var. menziesii
Cultivar: Penny Black
Additional cultivar information: (aka Pennie Black)

Synonym:Nemophila menziesii

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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

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Other details:
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Fairy1004 On Mar 30, 2008, Fairy1004 from (bestest fairy)Temperance, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is also know as Nemophila menziesii var. Descoidalis

Positive penny4 On May 31, 2002, penny4 from Salem, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant will self seed in the Pacific Northwest, zone 8 a-b, and is a hardy annual here. Blooms are a near-black purple color with white tips on each of the five petals, surrounded by feathery bright green foliage. Good in containers or edging. Blooms throughout the season, mid spring to frost. I have not tried to collect seeds, as this plant naturalizes well for me.


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

Clayton, California
Sacramento, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
New Haven, Connecticut
Springfield, Illinois
Houston, Texas
Kalama, Washington

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