Nemophila menziesii
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Nemophila menziesii

baby blue eyes

  family hydrophyllaceae 
  genus nemophila 

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Genus  Nemophila Species  menziesii Variety  Cultivar  Common names  baby blue eyes Family  HYDROPHYLLACEAE Specimen number  S11314 Data source  HtZn p145;Frgnt p60;Xeri p304;Xeri p275
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  No extra water Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Nemophila menziesii has flowers that are mildly sweet. Baby blue-eyes needs summer days with high heat. This plant requires no extra water once established.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Faintly sweet Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Self sows Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Nemophila menziesii easily self-sows from last year's seeds. Baby blue-eyes is thought to originate from California and Oregon.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Nemophila menziesii has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Baby blue-eyes has cup shaped flowers with white centers. The flowers are usually either cerulean or blue, with an accent in white.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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