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Scientific Name: Nemesia (incl. hybrids)
Pronunciation: nuh-MEE-zee-uh
Common Name: nemesia
Family Name: Plantaginaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite, lanceolate, sparsely toothed; flowers bilaterally symmetrical, white, pink, yellow, purple, back spur, throat with yellow palate, about 1 cm wide.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Spreading
Form: Irregular
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa, Garden origin (most involve N. fruticans or N. strumosa)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include N. 'Berries', N. 'Cream Sachet', and N. 'Sunsatia Mango'.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite, Sessile
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Palmate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Pink, Purple, Dark-red, White, Yellow, Orange, Red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Green, Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
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