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– Opal Innocence® – Nemesia fruticans

Garden Height
10 - 16
Spacing
8 - 10
Spread
8 - 10
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Purple
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Winners

My Flower Color Consultant says I'm an Iridescent Spring (rosy-pink/creamy ivory/lavender). I also have summer and a touch of fall in my personal palette, which means I'm seasonly sympatico in all three. According to my scent therapist; sweetly fruity with vanilla grace notes best describes my fragrance profile.

Did I already mention my upright, 12 -16 inch height, continuously bountiful blooming nature, and self-cleaning behavior? Or that I'm happy in sun to part shade? How about frost and heat tolerance?

I realize there are lots of Nemesias out there that would give their right branches to work in your garden beds and containers on an annual basis (except in zones 9 - 10). So please, check my references:

2006
Best New Varieties: Cedar Rapids Parks Department
Leader of the Pack Early/Late/and Summer Season: North Carolina State
Top Cool Season Annual: University of Tennessee
Top New Varieties: Penn State
Top New Variety: Cedar Rapids Parks Department
Top Performer: Michigan State University
Top Performers: Cedar Rapids Parks Department

2007
Top Rated Performer: Cedar Rapids Parks Department

Features

My Flower Color Consultant says I'm an Iridescent Spring (rosy-pink/creamy ivory/lavender). I also have summer and a touch of fall in my personal palette, which means I'm seasonly sympatico in all three. According to my scent therapist; sweetly fruity with vanilla grace notes best describes my fragrance profile.

Did I already mention my upright, 12 -16 inch height, continuously bountiful blooming nature, and self-cleaning behavior? Or that I'm happy in sun to part shade? How about frost and heat tolerance?

I realize there are lots of Nemesias out there that would give their right branches to work in your garden beds and containers on an annual basis (except in zones 9 - 10). So please, check my references:

2006
Best New Varieties: Cedar Rapids Parks Department
Leader of the Pack Early/Late/and Summer Season: North Carolina State
Top Cool Season Annual: University of Tennessee
Top New Varieties: Penn State
Top New Variety: Cedar Rapids Parks Department
Top Performer: Michigan State University
Top Performers: Cedar Rapids Parks Department

2007
Top Rated Performer: Cedar Rapids Parks Department

Award Winner

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Fragrant Flower

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes

Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary. 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 70's or above. If this happens a light trim to shape them would be good. The trim will increase branching and will result in more flowers once the temperatures fall and the plants begin flowering again.

A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Uses Notes

Use in mixed containers, beds and hanging baskets

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil