Penny Black, Nemophila

Penny Black, Nemophila

Through winter, while continuously gazing at seed catalogs, I ran across Penny Black, Nemophila.  Excited for something new, and knowing how intriguing a dark and white colored flowers can be, I got a packet of seeds.  Sown in early spring, the flowers are small and dainty, and the plant itself is compact and close to the ground with handsome deep lobed leaves.  It’s perfect after spring bulbs have given way and before the summer seeds have started sprouting.  Alas, this plant doesn’t enjoy the heat, but for now, I love it!  It’s said to reseed in cooler climates, fingers crossed.

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