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Nemesia Sunsatia Series

nemesia Sunsatia Series

A compact, semi-trailing series of Nemesia with narrow, toothed green leaves. Flowers in shades of peach, white, yellow, pink or red are produced from late spring until early autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Orange Yellow Red Green
Summer White Orange Yellow Red Green
Autumn White Yellow Orange Red Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Scrophulariaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Trailing
Genus

Nemesia can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs of bushy habit, with simple, opposite leaves and 2-lipped flowers in short racemes or solitary in the leaf axils

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, fertile, ideally slightly acid, soil in full sun. Water well in dry spells to maintain flowering

Propagation

Take softwood cuttings from the ends of non-flowering shoots in late summer and overwinter in frost-free conditions or take softwood cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pinch out growing tips to produce bushy plants, and trim off flowering shoots when initial flowering is finished to promote more flowers

Pests

Generally pest-free but may be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free, but may suffer from foot and root rots in wet soils

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