Bluebird – Nemesia fruticans

Garden Height
10 - 12
8 - 10
12 - 18
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
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Proven Winners


Bluebird Nemesia has long been a one of a kind favorite due to its popular blue-purple flower color and soft fragrance. This tidy, well-branched selection is beautiful in spring and fall container recipes, and also blooms longer into the summer in the Midwest and Northeast due to better heat tolerance.

  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Fragrant Flower

Attracts: Bees

Maintenance Notes:

Plants may be trimmed back with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at anytime, although this is not usually necessary. Plants may flush out of flower if night temperatures begin to stay in the upper 70s or above. If this happens, a light trim to shape them would be beneficial. The trim will increase branching and will result in more flowers once the temperatures fall.

Uses Notes:

Perfect for adding a bright spot of blue to spring and fall containers and window boxes.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Planting to Hard Frost

Hardiness Zones: 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Flower Form: Container

Soil Fertility: Average Soil