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I have just been given a Nemesis plant, can you give me a little information about it please.



Do you mean Nemesia? Up to this year I'd only seen annual varieties of Nemesia, but this year the garden centres have lots that claim to be perennial forms. I don't know how hardy they'd be - I would suspect that they'll be rather frost tender.

11 Jul, 2011


Nemesia denticulata has been around for years, Beattie, and is fully hardy - but you never used to see it at the garden centres for buying.

11 Jul, 2011


OK, I stand corrected, Bamboo :-)

11 Jul, 2011


Sorry, didn't mean to correct you, just passing on info - I'm interested in what it is they're selling at the garden centres which they're saying is hardy - can you remember the name? Only I've tried various places over the years to get hold of a perennial one with no luck at all.

11 Jul, 2011


Sorry, it was a lilac-y pink and I passed by, full of doubt that it would still be around next year. They've fooled me many times that way, labelling something "perennial" and leaving out the word "tender" :-(

11 Jul, 2011


The ones sold as perennials in the USA are sold as hybrids, and are effectively half-hardy perennials. We use them as winter annuals in the desert, but they occasionally freeze in exceptionally cold winters.

12 Jul, 2011

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