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Nemesia 'Innocence' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bedding, Conservatory/Greenhouse or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

aloha 'Innocence'

Family

Scrophulariaceae


Nemesia can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs of bushy habit, with simple, opposite leaves and 2-lipped flowers in short racemes or solitary in the leaf axils

'Innocence' is a bushy perennial to 20cm, with small, narrow leaves and racemes of two-lipped white flowers 1.5cm in length in summer and autumn

Synonym(s)

  • Nemesia fruticans 'Innocence'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Does best in cool conditions, ideally a slightly acid, moist but well-drained soil in sun or as a container plant under glass. Water well during to prolong flowering, pinch out growing tips for a bushy shape

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to foot rot and root rot