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Nesia™ Tropical Nemesia
Nemesia 'Nesia Tropical'
Height: 14 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Nesia Series
This well branched, mounded series produces large, beautiful flowers rising above green, toothed foliage; early blooming for season long pops of color; performs well in containers, hanging baskets, borders and garden beds; deadhead to encourage new blooms
Nesia™ Tropical Nemesia features dainty spikes of lightly-scented pink pea-like flowers with peach overtones, orange eyes and a deep purple blotch at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late summer. Its small serrated pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Nesia™ Tropical Nemesia is a dense herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Nesia™ Tropical Nemesia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Nesia™ Tropical Nemesia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Nesia™ Tropical Nemesia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.