Nemophila menziesii (Baby blue eyes)

Short trailing annual native with pale blue flowers and white centers, blooming prolifically February to June. Low to moderate water requirement; full sun to shade. Occurs on meadows, woodlands and desert washes up to 6,500 ft. elevation. Early spring blooms are significant pollen and nectar sources for Blue orchard bees, an important native pollinator for almond orchards. Also use for wildflower plantings beyond its native range.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Hydrophyllaceae

Duration: Annual

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 6-10 in.

Bloom Color: Blue

Bloom Period: March-June

Annual Precipitation: 9-101 in.

Drought Tolerance:  

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

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SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.6-8.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 258,000

Seeding Rate: 3-8 PLS lbs/acre

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VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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