Nierembergia Seeds - Robe Purple
- Seed Count: 2000 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 75-90 days from planting
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Flower Color: Purple
- Height: 8-12 inches
- Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained soil
- Additional Information: Deer-resistant and attracts butterflies
History: Nierembergia, also known as "Cupflower," is a genus of flowering plants originating from South America, specifically Argentina and Uruguay. Named after a Spanish Jesuit and botanist, Jose Nieremberg, this plant has been prized for centuries for its enchanting petite flowers and hardiness. The Robe Purple variety is particularly lauded for its deep purple blooms, adding a touch of royalty to any garden space. Known for its adaptability, this variety has made its way into gardens worldwide, embracing a range of climates and soil types.
Uses: The Robe Purple Nierembergia is known for its ornamental attributes, commonly used in garden borders, containers, and hanging baskets. Its petite, purple blooms provide a vivid color contrast against its green foliage, making it a visual centerpiece in many garden designs. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the plant is deer-resistant, adding a functional aspect to its list of merits. Moreover, it serves as a nectar source for butterflies, enriching the garden's ecosystem. Whether planted in mass or as an accent, Robe Purple Nierembergia has a way of capturing attention.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: Robe Purple Nierembergia is a perennial that typically grows to a height of 8-12 inches and a similar width, making it an ideal choice for smaller spaces or as a filler between larger plants. For optimal growth, plant in an area with full sun to partial shade. This variety thrives in moist, well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date, or directly in the garden after the danger of frost has passed. The seeds should be surface-sown, as they require light to germinate. Water regularly but avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. With a maturity date ranging from 75 to 90 days from planting, you'll be able to enjoy its beautiful purple blooms for an extended period.