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Nemesia strumosa, Nemesia

Nemesia strumosa

Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Nemesia is a small, bushy plant that flowers profusely in late spring and summer in shades of red, pink, white and purple. It is a long-flowering perennial is a charming addition to the summer garden. Flowering occurs mostly at the beginning of spring, but the flowering season can extend through summer to autumn. The seeds are produced in flat capsules. Nemesia is used mostly as a flowering bedding plant and as an ornamental pot plant. It can be treated as an annual and will self-seed if plants have been allowed to set seed before removal.

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