Merry Masked Mardi Gras Blooms!
Utterly unique — and available only here at Park!
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 50 seeds
Bloom Start to End: Late Spring – Early Summer
Seeds Per Pack: 50
Plant Height: 12 in
Plant Width: 12 in
Bloom Size: .75 in
Additional Characteristics: Bloom First Year,Butterfly Lovers,Direct Sow,Easy Care Plants,Flower,Fragrance,Free Bloomer
Bloom Color: Blue,Cream,Lavender,Light Yellow,Multi-Color
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
(P)?Pkt of 50 seeds
A Park Exclusive! Just in time for Mardi Gras come these amazing blooms, which look for all the world like little masked faces! Of all the hundreds of plants I grew last year, Masquerade was my hands-down favorite. Not only has there never been a Nemesia like it, but I don’t think it has any rival in the entire horticultural world!
Each of these ?-inch blooms sports a bold lavender-blue “mask” on golden petals — nothing like the sloppy faces on Pansies, but an actual pointed, perfectly uniform little mask, so that from a distance the plant looks like a sea of mouse faces!
And as if the fascinating color pattern weren’t enough, these blooms are wonderfully fragrant, with a coconut-like scent you’ll love!
Masquerade doesn’t pull a Cinderella when it comes to bloomtime, either — you can expect the flowers to keep coming from mid-spring into summer, popping up all over well-branched little 12-inch-high and -wide plants. Perfect for the annual bed as well as containers of all types, this Nemesia asks only full sunshine and any moist, well-drained soil to keep blooming for weeks and weeks on end.
Sow these seeds in darkness, either indoors 4 to 6 weeks before last anticipated frost, or directly where you want them to grow outdoors. (If sowing outdoors, cover them well.) Germination takes a week or two. As the young plants grow, pinch them back to encourage bushiness and better branching. Stunning! Pkt is 50 seeds.