Barely cover 1/16"
Recommended. Sow indoors in pots 8-10 weeks before last frost. Keep at 65F until germination is complete and grow on at 55-60F.
Sow in mid summer for a fall crop of blooms, late summer to late fall in warm winter areas (zones 8-10).
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Native to California, Nemophila thrives in cool to moderate summer areas where temperatures drop at night and is intolerant of high heat and humidity. It grows lush and blooms freely in cool, rainy weather, the little cup-shaped flowers covering the fresh green lobed foliage for several months. Provide a spot with afternoon shade in hotter climates, and plant as a garden edging in humus-rich soil. At its best in early summer in a container where the petite flowers can be easily viewed.
Keep evenly moist, especially in full sun, but avoid saturated soils.
Mix in a couple of inches of compost prior to planting.