Baby blue eyes belongs to a group of annual beauties from the Hydrophyllaceae subfamily. It comes from the warm South American climate like many of the ornamental flowers in our gardens. Sown directly to the ground it germinates effectively both on sunny and partially shady sites. Initially it grows 15 to 20 cm tall. It has decorative, tiny, dentate leaves. Stalks tend to crawl in the bottom parts, while the tops are straight and erect. The stem is crisp an fleshy. Baby blue eyes starts to bloom in June, hence it can substitute for spring flowers such as garden pansies and daisies. The blooms themselves are by far not the largest ones, however, they make up for the size with their numbers. Baby blue eyes will attracte many lovers of flower gardens with its tender, five-petal calyxes. The selection offered here contains varieties with dark purple blooms with a white edging, blue with white calyx base, white with purple-dotted petals and white with blue veins. This charming and undemanding plant is a great choice for border edgings, at the front of flower bed or for flowering carpet in a rockery. White-and-blue river of baby blue eyes blooms will form an interesting decoration of our home. Crawling baby blue eyes' stalks hanging over the pot and box edges will harmonise with other plants. Baby blue eyes can always be used as turfing plant. Sown on a sunny site it quickly becomes an azure sea that will add on lightness and freshness to our garden. It ideally fits into natural style and rural style gardens. Seeds of this species sown in autumn may overwinter in soil and germinate the next year, what makes some gardeners consider it as biennial.
One package contains 0.45 g of baby blue eyes seeds, as well as growing instructions and the sow-by date.
- Weight: 0.45 g
- Height: 15 - 20 cm
- Use: Ornamental - flower beds, containers, turfing
- Flowering period: from June onwards
- Growth form: crawling
- Flower colour: Blue-white-violet
- Vegetation form: annual
- Foliage: tiny, dentate leaves
- Flower type: Five-petal
- Site: sunny or partially shady