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Nemesia 'Prince of Orange'
Nemesia 'Prince of Orange'
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Nemesia 'Prince of Orange'

Nemesia strumosa
Heirloom 'Prince of Orange' has masses of small brilliant orange flowers veined on the backs and in bud with contrasting violet striping that only adds to their charms. They prefer summer areas that cool down at night, where they bloom all summer long with little care.
SKU #S585
$3.25
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
1300
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
6-12" h x 6-12" w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Regular to rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Spring to fall
Color
Bright orange lipped flowers
Features
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Surface to barely cover
Sprout Time:
7-21 days
Seed To Bloom:
12-14 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Sow indoors in pots 8-10 weeks before last frost. Discourage any damping off by watering from below, placing pots in a tray of water and then allowing to drain. Keep at 65-70°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Make an additional sowing in late July for flowers until late fall.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Nemesia must have cool weather to bloom with abandon; the petite flowers completely cover the spring-green narrow foliage when cool weather reigns. This means, for most gardeners, an early start indoors to have them mature before the heat of summer is inescapable. In cooler summer areas, they bloom non-stop. Resow in mid July for fall flowers. In warmer regions, they are fall planted.
Final Spacing:
6-12"
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Keep evenly moist, especially in full sun, but avoid saturated soils.
Soil pH:
Slightly acidic to neutral
Fertilizer:
Mix in a couple of inches of compost prior to planting.
Diseases & Pests:
Avoid root disease by planting in a well-drained location.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Cut when 1/2 to 3/4 of flowers on a stem are open.