Nemesia also known as Cape Jewels or Pouch Nemesia are bushy, erect annuals, perennials, and subshrubs from S. Africa where they grow in sandy soils near the coast or in scrubby, often disturbed soil inland. Flowers are colorful, showy, almost trumpet shaped and are usually grown as summer bedding or greenhouse plants. Blooms from late spring to the first frost in mild climates. In hot climates, they are best grown in the spring or fall. The summer heat will result in die-back. They may also be a winter annual in frost-free areas. Some varieties have a pleasingly light fragrance, producing long lasting, numerous flowers in mild temperatures. No serious disease or pest problems. Root rot may occur in poorly drained soils. Seeds are wind pollinated.
USES: Bedding plants, Containers, Herbaceous border, Cut flowers, Hanging baskets, Alpine and rock gardens, Groundcover, Landscaping, Cottage gardens, Houseplants, Mass plantings, Attracts bees, butterflies and birds