Nemesia strumosa L.
Brand: Legutko
Packaged:0,2 g
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Cape Jewels "Red & White" - Nemesia strumosa Benth. 
Half-hardy Annual.
Flowers: Summer to Autumn.
Height: 8 inches (20 cm).
Position: Sun or Partial Shade.
Ideal For: Bedding, Border, Patio, Tubs.
Germination: Easy.
Aftercare: Easy.
This is unquestionably one of the most powerfully impulsive flower colours to be found recently in any introduction in the horticultural world. The top petals are a full-blooded, strong vibrant red, in clear contrast to the lower petal's creamy whiteness. Lots of flowers, even in height and with universal appeal. Use it in beds, borders etc, to brighten up the garden or in tubs, planters, on the patio or even as a windowsill pot plant.
Sowing Instructions: Sow late winter to mid-spring at +13+15 ° C in good seed compost, just covering the seed with compost. Keep the soil damp but not wet.
Germination usually takes 7-21 days. Keep the soil temperature below +19 ° C.
Growing Instructions: When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into 7.5 cm pots and grow in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 15 cm apart in a sunny spot.
1,0 g = 4000-5000 seeds.

Nemeesia suureõieline Nemesia strumosa

Location: this is a light-loving, cold-resistant and rather unpretentious culture. She is assigned a sunny place.
Soil: thrive in light, moderately fertile and moist, lime-free soils.
Care: pinch the top for better tillering. Frost protection should be provided. Care is normal, including regular watering in dry weather and 2-3 top dressings over the summer. When the flowering subsides, you can cut the tops of the plants and with proper care (watering, weeding, top dressing) in sunny weather, the plants bloom again. Regular removal of flowers that have lost their decorative effect also prolongs flowering.
Propagation: by sowing seeds.
Seedlings are sown in February-March. Seeding depth - 3 mm.
Seedlings appear after 8 days. They dive once according to the 5x5 cm pattern. They are planted in a place in May after hardening, at a distance of 15-20 cm. It can be sown in May on open ground. Shoots appear 14 days. In order for the root ball to be removed from the pot as a whole, the ground in it is well watered beforehand. Can be sown in May on open ground. Shoots appear 14 days. If you remember this, there can be no surprises with the cultivation of nemesia.
Use: one of the best flyers for borders or groups in prefabricated flower beds, as well as for planting in flowerpots and balcony boxes (on the south side of the house).
Seedlings and young plants are on sale in early May. Often they are sold in the same vessels where the seeds were sown since the roots cannot endure the damage that is inevitable during transplantation. Usually, young nemesia enter the retail network three months after sowing.

Nemesia strumosa Suureõieline nemeesia

Eng.: Cape Jewels. Suom.: Kohtalonkukka. Sven.: Nemesia.

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