Nemesia is a pretty flower with warm colors and generous blooms.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Nemesia
Family : Scrofulariaceae
Type : Annual or perennial depending on the variety
Height : 30 to 50 cm depending on the variety
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Rather rich
Flowering : June to September
In solid, garden border or suspension, it is very decorative and very easy to grow.
It is preferable to carry out a sowing under shelter from the month of March, to transplant in a bucket at the exit of the first leaves and set up in may.
If you want sow in place your nemesis, wait until the end of month of april. In this case, flowering will take place from August or September.
- Prefer a partially sunny and not scorching place for abundant flowering
- The best situation remains the partial shade. However, nemesis also blooms in the shade.
- Nemesia likes rather cool, well-drained soils
- Water generously but not excessively after planting.
Also wait for the month of april for planting plants bought in pots.
Nemesis is a flower that is perfect for growing in pots for your containers and planters.
- Choose a soil for flowering plants.
- Water when the substrate is dry on the surface.
Pruning and caring for nemesis
Remove the wilted flowers from the nemesis as you go so as not to exhaust the plant. Even if this gesture is not essential, it still allows stimulate the arrival of new flowers.
Apart from this, provide regular watering for pot-grown nemesis.
At the end of flowering, once the foliage has wilted, you can cut back to the shortest.
Diseases and parasites that affect nemesis:
Nemesis can be particularly susceptible to powdery mildew.
- Avoid wetting the foliage during watering.
- here are the means of combating powdery mildew
Among the parasites, the most common is the aphids which can wreak havoc.
- here's how fight against aphids.
To know about nemesis
Native to South Africa, the nemesis is a very pretty little flower, which blooms profusely throughout the summer in various tones.
Thenemesis stands out for the purity of its colors, ranging from white to red through yellow. It is also loved for its delicate scent and abundance of flowering.
The nemesis is also so floriferous that it covers all the foliage with its small, colorful flowers.
They will be perfect in beds, rock gardens or borders, but also on your terrace or balcony in pot and planter.
Nemesia comes from Greek Nemesis who is the goddess of righteous anger, often akin to vengeance and poise.
Here is the video advice from Stéphane Etienne, nurseryman and producer of Némésia, who tells us about denticulate nemesis :
Smart tip about nemesis
When you water in the summer, be sure to do so in the evening to prevent the water from evaporating.