Nemophila Maculata commonly known as ‘Five Spot’, is a species of flowering plant in the Borage Family. Pretty flowers with five white petals, each with a deep blue spot at the tip. Very easy to grow they are an ideal addition to rockeries, hanging baskets or other containers where their hardiness and dry-tolerance ensures a good display. Louis, plants bloom profusely in cool spring weather until June when they decline rapidly and die with the onset of consistently high heat and humidity.
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Scientific Name: Nemophila Maculata
Common Name: Five Spot
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: California
Height: 4-6 "
Spread: 6-12 "
Habitat: Valley Grassland, Foothill woodland, Pine and Fir forest
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Blooming Season: April to June
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees and Birds
Resistant: Deer, Drought
Flower Shape: Showy
Flower Color: White with single purple petal spots
Moisture: Evenly moist
Water Requirement: Moderate
Soil Type: Fertile, Organically rich, Well-drained soil
Soil pH: 5-8
Advantage: Easy to grow, Rapid growth
Uses: Borders and Rock Gardens, Bee Gardens, Interesting plant for edging