Nemesia is a plant that originates from the South African mountain regions, there are annuals and perennials forms of Nemesia which are inclined to be spindly with very small flowers.
Penhow only works with the perennial species. We have Hybridised these wild forms of Nemesia through our breeding method creating a prolific array of uniformed flowers in a variety of colours. We can safely boast that through our work in this area we have created the most highly scented Nemesia of it’s kind. And our breeding technique allows our plants to flower seven months of the year from early Spring to late Autumn. These are very versatile plants that can be grown in garden
boarders, rockeries, ornamental containers, hanging baskets and troughs.
Being a HHP (half hardy perennial) these will tolerate a minus ten degree temperature drop, they don’t like sitting in waterlogged conditions, plants need to be in a free draining soil through the winter months. If you are growing them in baskets or ornamental containers we recommend to keep them well drained by either raising the base of the container or by placing it on its side to prevent water logging.
To increase the quantity of flowers during late Summer remove one inch of flowers, this will produce a more prolific flowering plant within a few weeks, they will then continue to flower until late Autumn.
When the plants have finished flowering remove foliage leaving three to four inches of growth.
In Spring, tidy up plants. If plants are grown in containers, tidy growth, refresh compost and feed a few times throughout the growing season.