If we had to share the ONE plant combo that, year after year, never fails to inspire and delight us and our visitors, surely it must be this sweetest of Springtime plantings. First featured in our inaugural catalog in 2006 (!), we continue to fill our demonstration beds and sample pots with this easy and rewarding, long-blooming mix of California native and Mediterranean wildflowers.
Quintessential thriller and spiller, Nemophila menziesii "Baby Blue Eyes" is the backbone of so many of our Spring gardens. As a cool season annual, it blooms its heart out for months – from earliest Spring until the weather heats up. The last crops roll out in late April (and it won't be available again until Fall!), so now is the time to plant if you want to enjoy its effervescent cheer for as long as possible!
Pair it with kissing cousin Nemophila menziesii ‘Snow White’, Malcolmia maritima "Virginia Stock" and Limnanthes douglasii “Meadow Foam” for a sweetly scented riot of color and charm that will self-sow for more fun next Spring. Make it a party and throw in Platystemon californicus "Cream Cups", its primrose yellow inflated buds seen just starting to unfurl in the photo above.