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Nierembergia Nierembergia linariifolia

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Nierembergia hippomanica
Phonetic Spelling
nee-rem-BERJ-ee-ah lin-ar-ee-FOH-lee-uh
Description

Tender perennial often grown as an annual; prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter; keep moist. Seeds can be started indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost, or these seeds can be planted directly outdoors in spring and fall. Makes a great border or ground cover.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Mt. Blac'
  • 'Summer Splash White'
'Mt. Blac', 'Summer Splash White'
Tags:
#showy flowers#annual#purple flowers#summer flowers#tender perennial#deer resistant#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Mt. Blac'
  • 'Summer Splash White'
'Mt. Blac', 'Summer Splash White'
Tags:
#showy flowers#annual#purple flowers#summer flowers#tender perennial#deer resistant#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nierembergia
    Species:
    linariifolia
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Central Bolivia to Brazil and Northern Argentina
    Distribution:
    Anywhere as an annual
    Wildlife Value:
    resistant to deer
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Blue-violet, purple cup-shaped flowers with a yellow throat
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Mounding foliage has a fern-like appearance
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Patio
    Pond
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer