Nemophila - Pennie Black
Here is an annual that's "as pretty as a picture". There is an incessant parade of sumptuous 2cm, rich deep purple to black flowers with a scalloped silvery-white edge. It has truly ground hugging habit (not unlike annual alyssum) that will provide ground cover and contrast for all containers, hanging baskets, and it makes a tidy edging plant. Height: 30-38cm.
Sow early spring outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 1.5mm deep in rows 15cm apart. Germination usually takes approximately 21 days. An autumn sowing outdoors will provide earlier flowers and in a cold frame will produce spring flowering pot plants in the cold greenhouse. When large enough to handle thin out to 15cm apart. They prefer a site with part shade or a sunny position that does not dry out.