Nemophila menziesii, known commonly as ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ or baby's-blue-eyes, is an annual herb, native to western North America. A popular garden plant, Nemophila menziesii (Baby Blue Eyes) is a small, trailing annual boasting a profusion of bowl-shaped bright blue flowers, adorned with white centers. You can expect baby blue eyes flowers in late winter where temperatures are moderate, and the plant blooms until late spring to early summer. The baby blue eyes flower is an excellent plant to use in rockeries, containers and massed as border plants in annual gardens.
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Scientific Name: Nemophila Menziesii
Common Name: Baby Blue Eyes
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Native to California, Baja California, Oregon
Height: 4-12 "
Spread: 12 "
Habitat: Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Montane Locales
Zone: USDA Hardiness Zone 2-11
Exposure: Full Sun/Sheltered
Blooming Season: Spring, Cool Summers
Attracts: Bees and Butterflies
Resistant: Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Characteristics: Fragrant, Showy, Good Cut
Flower Color: White to pale purple or bright blue, White at center
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Prefers mostly well-drained soil
Soil pH: pH 5-8
Advantage: Low maintenance, Easy to grow
Uses: Ground cover, Garden bed, Consider Pairing it with taller plants such as Tulips