By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer
Is nemesia cold hardy? Sadly, for northern gardeners, theanswer is no, as this native of South Africa, which grows in USDA planthardiness zones 9 and 10, definitely isn’t cold-tolerant. Unless you have a greenhouse,the only way to grow nemesia in winter is to live in a warm, southern climate.
The good news is, if your climate is chilly during thewinter, you can enjoy this lovely plant during the warm weather months. Nemesiawinter care isn’t necessary or realistic because there is no protection thatcan see this tender plant through freezing a freezing winter. Read on to learnmore about nemesia and cold tolerance.
Does Nemesia bloom in winter? Nemesiais generally grown as an annual. In the South, nemesia is planted in fall andwill bloom throughout the winter and well into spring as long as temperaturesaren’t too hot. Nemesia is a summer annual in cool northern climates, where itwill bloom from late spring to the first frost.
Temperatures of 70 F. (21 C.) during the day are ideal, withcooler temperatures during the night. However, growth slows when temperaturesdrop to 50 F. (10 C.).
Newer hybrids are an exception, however. Look for Nemesia capensis, Nemesia foetens, Nemesiacaerula, and Nemesia fruticans,which are slightly more frost tolerant and can tolerate temperatures as low as32 F. (0 C.). The newer Nemesia hybrid plants can also tolerate a little moreheat and will bloom longer in southernclimates.
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How hardy are your plants?
All plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.
FH - Fully hardy - will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower. H - Hardy - are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F). HH - Half hardy - can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F). T - Tender - may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F) WT – Warm temperate – can withstand temperatures between 5-10 °C (41-50 °F) ST – Sub Tropical – are happy in temperatures between 10-15 °C (50 – 59 °F) TR – Tropical – can withstand temperatures above 15 °C (59 °F)
Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
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