Under 6 inches to 12 inches


To 2 feet wide

Flower Color:


Seasonal Features:

Fall Bloom,
Summer Bloom

Special Features:

Attracts Birds,
Good for Containers,
Low Maintenance



how to grow Nierembergia



Stem Cuttings

garden plans for Nierembergia

Drought-Tolerant Garden Plan
Drought-Tolerant Garden Plan

more varieties for Nierembergia

'Augusta Blue Skies' nierembergia

‘Augusta Blue Skies’ nierembergia

Nierembergia ‘Augusta Blue Skies’ is wonderfully heat- and drought-tolerant with lavender-blue flowers all summer long. It grows 12 inches tall and 24 inches wide.

'Blue Eyes' nierembergia

‘Blue Eyes’ nierembergia

Nierembergia ‘Blue Eyes’ bears silvery lilac-blue flowers with darker veins on a 10-inch-tall plant.

'Mont Blanc' nierembergia

‘Mont Blanc’ nierembergia

Nierembergia ‘Mont Blanc’ is an award-winning variety with pure-white flowers on an 8-inch-tall plant.

'Purple Robe' nierembergia

‘Purple Robe’ nierembergia

Nierembergia ‘Purple Robe’ is an award-winning variety with violet-blue flowers on 10-inch-tall plants.

plant Nierembergia with

Sweet alyssum

Sweet alyssum

Sweet alyssum, with its dainty, fragrant flowers, is often used in containers and hanging baskets to spill over the edges, creating a soft, frothy look. It’s also a great edging plant because of its tidy, compact habit. Regardless of how you use it, sweet alyssum does best in spring and fall’s cool conditions (or use it for winter color in very warm climates).In cool-summer conditions, such as the northern third of the United States, sweet alyssum will bloom steadily through the summer. It halts bloom in summer in warmer areas.

Flowering tobacco

Flowering tobacco

Many types of nicotiana are terrifically fragrant (especially at night) and are wonderful in attracting hummingbirds as well as fascinating hummingbird moths.There are several types of nicotiana, also called flowering tobacco because it’s a cousin of the regular tobacco plant. Try the shorter, more colorful types in containers or the front of beds or borders. The taller, white-only types, which can reach 5 feet, are dramatic in the back of borders. And they’re ideal for night gardens; they’re usually most fragrant at dusk. These plants do best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil, and they may reseed.



With its intricate flowers and fine-texture foliage, nigella stands out in the garden. This delightful little annual blooms throughout the summer, and the seedpods are often used in dried-flower crafts. Nigella does best in full sun and well-drained soil. It often reseeds.

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