Baby Blue Eyes
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About Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophilia menziesii)
Height: Under 1 ft.
Flower Color: True baby blue
Plant Type: Annual. Lives just one year. Grows quickly, blooms heavily, dies with first frost. Can regrow following spring if seed falls on bare ground.
Flower Type: Small simple flowers
Bloom Time: Early season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Baby Blue Eyes's native range?
Indigenous To: California
Where Baby Blue Eyes is naturalized or can be grown
Regions: All regions of North America.
How to grow Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophilia menziesii)
Soil preference: Prefers light soils and dry conditions, but adaptable.
Sun/Shade: Prefers some shade to filered sun
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture, well-drained.
Instructions: This native cannot take hot humid conditions. Give it light soil and scant moisture, if possible. Since this species blooms very quickly from seed, it is often a feature of early spring meadows where it adds wonderful color, and then since it is so short, it is quickly gone and covered by taller-growing summer wildflowers.
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