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A much-loved, quick-bloom, very short western wildflower that grows beautifully everywhere. Annual.

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 4-12 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
SKU NMZG
Everyone loves this well-named little gem. It’s lack of tolerance for heat is not usually a big problem, since it is so short and blooms so early, the plants are finished blooming before the mid-summer heat kills them and ascending taller plants hide them. The sky-blue flowers are a delight in early seeded meadows, blooming while other wildflowers are still in small seedling stage. See related species, Five Spot, N. maculata.
Associated SKUs
NMZG
NMZQP (1/4 Pound)
NMZLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Baby Blue Eyes
Botanical Name Nemophilia menziesii
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 4-12 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 990 sq ft.
1 lb covers 3,960 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 219,992
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To North America
Native To Western United States
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Native, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsBaby Blue Eyes Seeds
 
3.5

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Pros

  • Low maintenance (3)

Cons

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5.0

Best flowers EVER!

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from Estes Park, CO

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Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Baby Blue Eyes Seeds:

    We live on the edge of National Forest outside Rocky Mountain National Park at nearly 8000 feet above sea level with every type of wildlife imaginable and where gardening is a contact sport. This little flower bloomed all summer despite bears, bobcats, chipmunks that eat EVERYTHING, bunnies, deer, elk and wild turkeys. They are still blooming, even after a snowstorm and frost. Love those baby blue eyes!

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    4.0

    Better than anticipated

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    from Portland, OR

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    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Baby Blue Eyes Seeds:

      I inter-seeded a relatively small amount of this into a very weedy meadow, not expecting much success, and ended up being happy enough with the results that I'm planting more this year. I suspect with less weed competition it would have thrived even more. The early spring bloom was also pretty satisfying.

      I grow 100+ wildflower species in two large home meadows and am impressed enough with this species that I'll continue to integrate it into my annual seed mixes.

       
      1.0

      No germination or blooms

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      from Princeton, NJ

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

        Cons

        • No Blooms

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Baby Blue Eyes Seeds:

          Love the idea of these, but an entire pound yielded not a single bloom that I could see. I spread liberally in April and again in May in a lawn with bald spots where I expected these to flourish. About 3 to 6 hours of sun per day depending on the spot.

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          4.0

          Everyone stops to look

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          from New Orleans, LA

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Baby Blue Eyes Seeds:

              These blue flowers stop people in their tracks. They look like such danity and delicate little wild flowers that when I tell people I simply broadcast the seeds and they grow they don't beleive me. If you toss a little bit of dirt over the seeds you'll get larger yields. For the deep south these seeds need to be sow in Late Nov/Dec. They are long and consistent spring bloomers.

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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