'Masquerade' Nemesia Flower Seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #01425-PK-P1


Merry masked Mardi Gras blooms

Utterly Unique

Just in time for Mardi Gras come these amazing blooms, which look for all the world like little masked faces. Of all the hundreds of plants I grew last year, 'Masquerade' was my hands-down favorite. Not only has there never been a Nemesia like it, but I don't think it has any rival in the entire horticultural world.

Each of the blooms sports a bold lavender-blue "mask" on golden petals—nothing like the sloppy faces on pansies, but an actual pointed, perfectly uniform little mask, so that from a distance the plant looks like a sea of mouse faces.

And as if the fascinating color pattern weren't enough, these blooms are wonderfully fragrant, with a coconut-like scent you'll love.

'Masquerade' doesn't pull a Cinderella when it comes to bloomtime, either—you can expect the flowers to keep coming from mid-spring into summer, popping up all over well-branched little plants. Perfect for the annual bed as well as containers of all types, this Nemesia asks only full sunshine and any moist, well-drained soil to keep blooming for weeks and weeks on end.

Sow these seeds in darkness, either indoors 4 to 6 weeks before last anticipated frost, or directly where you want them to grow outdoors. (If sowing outdoors, cover them well.) Germination takes a week or two. As the young plants grow, pinch them back to encourage bushiness and better branching. Stunning!


Skip Product Specs
Genus Nemesia
Species cheiranthus
Variety 'Masquerade'
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 12 in
Plant Width 12 in
Bloom Size .75 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Blue, Cream, Lavender, Light Yellow, Multi-Color
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 13, 2013

Care free

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

From seed to flower these plants are super easy to grow and care for. Low to no maintenance. My transplants were placed in relatively shallow and poor soil, and yet they are thriving! These flowers are full of personality and demand closer inspection from passersby. Love them.

Meagan from NY
April 10, 2013

easy to grow!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I got the first flowers in early April! The first plant to flower in my basement window.

Mario Melo from UT

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