Five Spot Plant Info – Tips For Growing Five Spot Plants

By Liz Baessler Five spot wildflowers (Nemophila maculata) are attractive, low-maintenance annuals. Native to California, they can be grown virtually anywhere in the United States and areas with similar climates. They are prized both for their prolific, striking flowers and their soft, fern-like foliage. Keep reading to learn more about growing five spot plants. Five Spot Plant Info Five spot wildflowers are named for their distinct flowers: 1 inch wide (2.5 cm) light blue or white blossoms of five petals, each of which is tipped with a vivid, deep purple spot. They are reasonably compact – they grow to no more than 12 inches (30 cm) high and 8 inches (20 cm) wide and do not spread over the course of the summer. They prefer cool climates, germinating best in soil temperatures of 55-65 F. (13-18 C.). If your summers are particularly hot, don’t be discouraged. They should be able


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