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Nemesia

 

a genus of herbaceous, usually annual plants of the family Scrophulariaceae; less frequently, the plants are subshrubs. The leaves are opposite and entire. The flowers are in racemose or corymbiform inflorescences; rarely are they solitary. The corolla has a bilabiate blade and a short tubule, which is widened into a sac or elongated into a spur. There are four stamens. The fruit is a capsule. There are more than 50 species, found in southern Africa. Some annual species, such as Nemesia strumosa and N. versicolor, are ornamentals. Hybrid forms and varieties with variously colored large flowers are most often cultivated. They are used as borders, in rock gardens, and for cuttings.

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In addition to the three listed above, you can plant tender annuals like nemesia and stock.
Nemesias remain one of the easiest annuals to grow for later summer, on the coast or inland.
In May, they're replaced with warm-season bloomers such as white African daisies (Osteospermum Symphony Series), lavender bacopa, pale pink geraniums, hot pink million bells (Calibrachoa hybrids), and blue and white nemesias.
Perennial Nemesias, on the other hand, have soared in popularity.
Shooting Stars (pictured) is a nemesia like no other.
Pots of lavender, old fasioned roses, pinKs and sweet peas will compliment the scene, as will perennial nemesias Amelie, Confetti and Wisley Vanilla or fragrant nicotiana affinis and heliotrope Cherry pie.
It is not too late to sow some more, like nasturtiums, annual chrysanthemums, nemesias and nigella (love-in-a-mist) to fill gaps, although they will not be in flower until later in the summer.
In the Lafayette garden pictured here, lily-flowered 'Queen of Sheba' tulips poke through a border of lush orange nemesias.
You can choose flowers to match your colour scheme - brick red nasturtiums, bronze and yellow mixtures of nemesias, vivid blue nigella (love-in-a-mist), rich orange English marigolds and, for the back of the border, tall annual chrysanthemums.
a new purple and claret perennial wallflower `Hector Harrison'; a reportedly hardy gardenia, `Kleim's Hardy', from the US west coast; Iresine `Purple Lady', the new ground cover summer bedding plant with deep purple leaves; nemesias, pelargoniums, petunias and many more.
For the breezy styles seen here, include some leggy plants like gauras, nemesias, and carnations, as well as middle-of-the-pot candidates such as annual phlox and marigolds.
Good choices are baby's breath, Chrysanthemum paludosum, English or fairy primroses, forget-me-nots, linarias, nemesias, pansies, succulents, sweet peas, and violas.