Baby Blue Eyes

Nemophila menziesii

ANNUAL GROW IN ALL ZONES: These low-growing Native American wildflowers create a charming carpet of sky-blue flowers in spring. Baby Blue Eyes are self-seeding annuals growing 6 - 8 inches high. They will attract beneficial pollinators and butterflies into the garden. Often used as a groundcover. 

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Baby Blue Eyes Summary

Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii) is a low-growing wildflower that is known for its bright blue flowers. It is native to western North America and can be found growing in meadows, woodlands, and along roadsides. Baby Blue Eyes is a popular choice for gardens because it is easy to grow and blooms for a long period of time.

  • Baby Blue Eyes is a low-growing wildflower with bright blue flowers.
  • It is native to western North America and can be grown in most climates.
  • It is easy to grow and blooms for a long period of time.
  • Here are some reasons why you should plant Baby Blue Eyes:
Reasons to Plant Baby Blue Eyes
  • They are beautiful and delicate flowers.
  • They are easy to grow and care for.
  • They bloom for a long period of time, from spring to summer.
  • They attract butterflies and other pollinators to the garden.
Interesting Facts About Baby Blue Eyes
  • The name "Baby Blue Eyes" comes from the flowers' bright blue color.
  • Baby Blue Eyes were first introduced to Europe in the early 1800s.
  • They are a popular choice for wildflower meadows and rock gardens.
  • The flowers of Baby Blue Eyes can be used to make a tea that is said to have calming properties.
How to Germinate Baby Blue Eyes Seeds
  • Sow in winter for mild areas or sow in spring after the last frost.
  • Surface sow seeds, pressing the seeds down firmly.
  • Seeds need light to germinate.
  • Keep moist until established.
  • Germination 7 - 21 days at 20°C (68°F).
Additional Tips
  • Baby Blue Eyes prefer full sun and well-drained soil.
  • Water the plants regularly, especially during dry weather.
  • Fertilize the plants every 2-4 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
  • Baby Blue Eyes can be divided every 3-4 years to keep them healthy and vigorous.
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Product Details
Nemophila menziesii

Data sheet

Water Needs:
Low/Moderate, Moderate, Moderate/High
Full Sun, Full Sun / Partial Shade
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Annual grow in all zones
Growth Cycle:
Soil Type:
ALL Tolerant of most soils, Chalky Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Peaty Soil, Saline Soil, Sandy Soil, Silty Soil, Well Drained
Blue, White
c: 4 to 8 Inches
Special Features:
Butterfiles and Pollinators, Container Growing
Growth Rate:

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