Nemesia fruticans is an easy to grow plant that thrives in a sunny position and well-drained soil. It grows as a groundcover and is low-growing, growing to a height of 2ft. Alternatively, it can be grown as a small shrub, reaching a height of 2-5ft. The plant should be watered regularly to maintain good flowers, and will benefit from a top-dressing of organic fertilizer in spring. It should be pruned after flowering to maintain an attractive shape and size.
The plant is tolerant to a wide range of soil types and will tolerate some light shade. It is recommended to plant Nemesia fruticans in full sun for the best flowering. The flowers come in shades of pink, white, off-white, blue, lavender and purple, and some varieties of the plant produce red, crimson and vinous flowers. The showy blooms attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators to the garden.
The plant is hardy in USDA Zone 9-11, although in regions with colder climates it can be grown in a container and brought indoors or into a sheltered area during winter. It will be damaged if exposed to temperatures below 30F for a short period of time, so it is important to give protection to the plant if you are growing it in a colder region. When grown in a pot, the pot should be brought indoors to a sunny position and watered regularly. Nemesia should be watered sparingly in the winter months. It's also important to use a potting mix that drains well and has plenty of organic material. With regular care and the right conditions, Nemesia fruticans can make a beautiful addition to your garden.