Endless-colour for containers
Annual bedding plants are often the first port of call for long-flowering containers and they do a grand job. But what about some plants that are as flower-rich as the bedding species and bloom nearly year-round in a sheltered spot? Two species will do this. One is the ubiquitous erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’, whose purple brassica blooms appear nearly all year until it burns itself out. The other is, to my mind, an even be er plant. It can bloom as heavily as the erysimum but has the added bonus of fragrance. The plant I’m talking about is. Drum roll…… Nemesia denticulata ‘Confe i’. It has pale pink and white flowers with a sweet, musky scent held over a bushy, delicate-leaved plant. Maintaining it takes li le more than occasional feeds and the removal of dead stems – not a lot to ask for year-round colour and scent!
Nemesia ‘Confe i’ is a real ‘doer’ plant