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Growing And Caring For Baby Blue Eyes

The Baby Blue Eyes plant is native to part of California, primarily the Baja California region, but is a successful annual plant in many other parts of the United States.

Learn how to grow Baby Blue Eyes for a spectacular display of soft white or blue flowers that attract important pollinators from the garden. Butterflies, bees, and other helpful insects use nectar for food.

The growth of blue eyes ensures that these important insects remain in your garden to help pollinate other flowers and vegetables.

The Baby Blue Eyes Plant

"Nemophila menziesii" is a low-spreading shrubby plant that has succulent stems and flowers with six curved blue petals. The blue eyes can be 6 to 12 inches tall and over 12 inches wide.

Baby Blue flowers have a soft, romantic hue that goes well with other pastel flowers, as part of a native wildflower garden. You can expect blue-eyed flowers in late winter, where temperatures are moderate and the plant blooms until late spring and early summer.

The baby blue flower is an excellent plant to use in rockeries, pots, and edging plants in annual gardens.

They create one of the first annual color displays after the snow and ice melt. Blue-eyed plants are wildflowers native to California and arid areas. They are an important part of the coastal prairie and are easy to grow and care for as a garden plant.

How to grow Baby Blue Eyes

The blue-eyed flower is easy to start from seed. Choose a spot with full sun or partial shade and one that provides some shelter from dry winds. The plant grows well in sandy and sandy soils and has some tolerance to drought.

In fact, light sandy soil is the best seedbed for baby blue eye flowers, as it has good drainage. Wait until the soil warms up to almost 60 degrees F. (16 C) before sowing the tiny seeds.

Sow the seeds just below a thin layer of soil about 2mm thick. Baby Blue Eyes flowers will germinate in seven to ten days when there are short, cool days.

Keep the litter slightly moist until germination. Blue eyes plant seeds easily, but they don't transplant well. Fortunately, the plant is easy to plant and takes off quickly.

Taking care of Baby Blue Eyes

These plants are low-growing with a succulent stem and leaves, caring for blue eyes requires little maintenance. It has a moderate drought tolerance but will die again when faced with severe drought conditions.

The plant does not need fertilizers when planted in areas with organically rich soil. Once the plant has flowered and the seeds have formed, cut and dry them in a paper bag. Shake the bag after a week and then remove the larger pieces of straw.

Save the seeds until the following spring and re-sow for a new crop of this wonderful plant.

We hope you like this video about how to grow baby blue eyes

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