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Nierembergia

Nierembergia (Cupflower)

Nierembergia produces hundreds of penny-sized, cup-shaped flowers on top of a low growing mound of narrow foliage. The flowers are blue or white, attract butterflies and are produced from spring until frost.

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Nierembergia is a genus of 20 or more herbaceous South American perennials that are related to petunias, tomatoes, and potatoes. Nierembergia produces hundreds of penny-sized, cup-shaped flowers on top of a low growing mound of narrow foliage.

Nierembergia flowers are blue or white, attract butterflies and are produced continuously from spring until frost. Nierembergia species are great as groundcovers, container plants, or cascading over a wall. Nierembergia is a relatively unknown perennial wildflower genus that deserves much wider use. It is usually grown as an annual, although some Nierembergia species are perennial at least to Zone 7.

Nierembergia grows best in full sun and consistently moist, well-drained soil. However, when dormant, nierembertia does not like winter moisture and should be kept dry. Once established, Nierembergia is drought-tolerant. Try massing Nierembergia along a border or on a slope. It looks great when combined with thicker textured plants like echinacea, iris, or eucomis. When you're ready to buy nierembergia for your perennial garden, check out our online offering of nierembergia for sale.