Baby Blue Eyes Fast Facts

Overview

Baby Blue Eyes is an annual native to California. Its blooms appear light blue, white and purple, depending on the variety.

Lighting

Certain varieties can exist in sunlight, but Baby Blue Eyes generally needs an extremely shaded area to grow in.

Watering

The plant should be watered as needed. The soil must be damp at all times but never soaked, nor should it contain standing water.

Soil

Most varieties do best in light, sandy loam, and all varieties need well-drained but water-retentive soil.

Bloomtime

Baby Blue Eyes blooms in late summer or early fall when temperatures are at a cooler and more moderate level.

Uses

This flower is best used as a border decoration or ground cover. It can also be showcased in a wildflower garden or hanging basket.

References

  • Plant Care: Baby Blue Eyes
  • Backyard Gardener: Baby Blue Eyes Fuchsia
  • Rainy Side Gardeners: Nemophila Menziesii "Penny Black"
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