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Nemesia denticulata 'Celebration'PBR
  • RHS AGM

toothed nemesia 'Celebration'

A bushy and robust tender perennial. Has a more open and airy habit than other cultivars with small lance-shaped, toothed green leaves and terminal racemes of scented two-lipped tubular cerise pink flowers with a bright yellow protuberance in the centre from late spring to 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
Well–drained, Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Pink Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

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

Propagate by seed and softwood cuttings in spring or late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • hanging basket
  • Low Maintenance
  • Bedding
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pinch out growing tips to produce a bushier plant. Cut back in summer for a second flush of flowering, alternatively trim off spent flowers to promote continuous flowering

Pests

Generally pest-free but may be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free but may be susceptible to root and foot rot in very wet conditions

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