Tall Cup Flower
Nierembergia frutescens 'Blue Eyes'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nierembergia (nee-rem-BERG-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: frutescens (froo-TESS-enz) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Eyes

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Blue-Violet

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms all year

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; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Martinez, California

New Orleans, Louisiana

Missouri City, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 16, 2009, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

A Tom Peace introduciton, I have heard.

Positive

On Jul 10, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Is having a great deal of fun in part-sun hanging baskets. Recommended.

Positive

On Mar 24, 2006, aprilwillis from Missouri City, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Drought tolerant, blooms all warm season; thrives on neglect and constantly draws comments from passers by!