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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
Nemesia x hybrida 'Vanilla Sachet'™
Perennial usually treated as an annual.
Sunset zones: All zones. In zones 15-17, 21-24, grow during cool season.
USDA zones:: All, when grown as an annual.
Height: 8 inches (20 cm).
Width 15 inches (38 cm).
Late spring through summer.
Racemes of fragrant, white, two-lipped flowers.
Lance-shaped, coarsely toothed leaves.
Moist, humus rich, well-drained soil.
Add a complete organic fertilizer when planting and a monthly application during the growing season. Nemesia benefits from additional calcium and magnesium.
Although propagated by cuttings, the Sachet series are patented plants.
Shear plants for more branching and more flowers.
Rainy Side Notes
In the United Kingdom, Penhow Specialist Nurseries bred the Sachet series. Nemesia 'Vanilla Sachet'™ is the white cultivar. Related to the snapdragon, their flowers are similar. This is a good choice for container growing, as it tends to spill over the sides with daintiness. This Nemesia would be beautiful paired with silver foliage plants.
Photographed in author's garden.