Nemophila, Five Spot, Baby Black Eyes 'Penny Black'

Nemophila menziesii

Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Genus: Nemophila (nee-MOF-ih-luh) (Info)
Species: menziesii (menz-ESS-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Penny Black
Additional cultivar information:(aka Pennie Black)

Category:

Annuals

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Clayton, California

Sacramento, California

San Francisco, California

San Jose, California

New Haven, Connecticut

Carrollton, Georgia

Springfield, Illinois

Houston, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.

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