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The nemesia is a pretty little flower, valued for the beauty and abundance of its warm colored flowers.
In solid, garden border or suspension, it is very decorative and very easy to grow.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Nemesia
Family : Scrofulariaceae
Type : Annual or perennial depending on the variety
Height : 30 to 50 cm depending on the variety
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Rather rich
Flowering : June to September
It is preferable to do a sowing under shelter from the month of March, to transplant in a bucket at the exit of the first leaves and set up in may.
If you want sow in place your nemesia, wait until the end of month of april. In this case, flowering will take place from August or September.
To plant the nemesia well:
- Prefer a partially sunny and not scorching place for abundant flowering
- The best situation remains the partial shade. However, nemesia also flowers in the shade.
- Nemesia likes rather cool, well-drained soils
- Water generously but not excessively after planting.
Also wait for the month of april for planting plants bought in pots.
Cultivation of nemesia in pots:
The nemesia is a flower that is very suitable for container cultivation, for your tubs, balconies and planters.
- Choose a soil for flowering plants.
- Make sure the pot is well drilled at the bottom.
- Water when the substrate is dry on the surface.
Pruning and caring for nemesia
Remove wilted flowers from the nemesia as you go so as not to exhaust the plant. Even if this gesture is not essential, it still allows stimulate the arrival of new flowers.
Apart from this, provide regular watering for potted nemesia.
At the end of flowering, once the foliage has wilted, you can cut back to the shortest.
Diseases of nemesia:
Nemesia is sensitive to powdery mildew.
- Avoid wetting the foliage during watering.
- here are the means of combating powdery mildew
Among the parasites, the most common is aphids which can wreak havoc.
- here's how fight against aphids.
To know about the nemesia
Native to South Africa, the nemesia is a very pretty little flower, which blooms abundantly throughout the summer in various tones.
Thenemesia stands out for the purity of its colors, ranging from white to red through yellow. It is also loved for its delicate fragrance and abundance of flowering.
The nemesia is also so floriferous that it covers all the foliage with its small, colorful flowers.
They will be perfect in beds, rock gardens or borders, but also on your terrace or balcony in pot, balconies and planters.
Nemesia comes from Greek Nemesis who is the goddess of righteous anger, often akin to vengeance and poise.
Here is the video advice from Stéphane Etienne, nurseryman and producer of Némésia, who tells us about nemesia denticulata :
Smart tip about nemesia
When you water in the summer, be sure to do it in the evening to prevent the water from evaporating.