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Nemesia Aroma Heart of Gold (Aroma Series)

nemesia [Aroma Heart of Gold]

A half-hardy, bushy deciduous perennial with a neat and compact habit and dark green foliage. Clouds of sweetly-fragranced burgundy red and creamy yellow flowers with burnt orange centres appear from summer through until the autumn

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

East–facing or South–facing or West–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

Trade

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, or 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
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Bedding
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 be susceptible to foot and root rots in wet soils

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