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NEMESIA fruticans (AROMATICA™ ROSE PINK)

Image of Nemesia fruticans 'Balarropi' (AROMATICA™ ROSE PINK, AROMATICA™ SERIES) PP15485

Ball® Horticultural Company

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

NEMESIA fruticans 'Balarropi'( AROMATICA™ ROSE PINK, AROMATICA™ SERIES) PP15485

Plant Common Name

Nemesia

General Description

Delicate clusters of tubular, pink, two-lipped flowers cover Aromatica™ Rose Pink when growing conditions are cool and favorable. South African in origin, blue nemesia is a delightful tender perennial that grows as an evergreen subshrub, but where winters are cold and it is planted as a cool-season bedding annual. Those in the Aromatica™ Series are well-branched and have neat, uniform mounding habits.

Small, narrow, lance-shaped leaves cover this bushy plant throughout the year. When growing conditions are favorable it bears clusters of short, spurred, two-lipped flowers. The flowers are light rosy pink with yellow “bees” at the base of the lower lips. Deadheading is not necessary, but plants continue to bloom better if gently pinched back and fed intermittently.

Grow Nemesia in full to partial sun and fertile soil with even moisture and good drainage. Plants tend to grow better if the soil is slightly acid. These tender perennials are evergreen in frost-free zones but will be killed to the ground by light frosts. In subtropical areas, reduce watering in winter, and occasionally pinch back stems to encourage additional flowering. In northern regions, these beautiful plants can be enjoyed as long-blooming bedding annuals. Where summers are hot, they are best planted for spring or fall color. Nemesia is ideal for containers, garden edges and hanging baskets.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 7

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm

  • Width

    9"-12" / 22.9cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Southern Africa, South Africa

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Rose

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No