The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

By Guest
Who is guest?

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

Are Nemesia 'Paintbox' hardy
My Nemesia have seeded. Will they last through the Winter?

On plant Nemesia



I tried to keep one last year and failed dismally. They're often quoted as being hardy, but I am full of disbelief, I'm afraid, especially if we get a long cold spell. Good luck with yours, though!

9 Oct, 2010


I know i have my micro climate here but ....... Nemesia 'Confetti' is described as hardy and has come through the past 2 cold winters without a hitch.

I don't know how cold Essex gets but over 'here' these plants are described by 'me' as tough as old boots.

Analyse your specific area ..... your home location, plants position/orientation, the soil and drainage ..... and so on.

It's bizarre that Spritz lives in the same county as me but more westwards and hers didn't succeed ..... i'll harp on again about individual sites and positions :-/
Just depends on where you're expecting it to grow.

9 Oct, 2010


I have a soft pink one that has been fully hardy even in a pot over last winter. I always take cuttings just in case I lose the original plant.

9 Oct, 2010

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Blue Nemesia (Nemesia strumosa (Nemesia))
  • Nemesia cheiranthus ‘Shooting Stars’ (Nemesia cheiranthus ‘Shooting Stars’)
  • Nemesia 'Fleurie Blue' (Nemesia)
  • Nemesia cheiranthus ‘Shooting Stars’ (Nemesia cheiranthus ‘Shooting Stars’)

Related products


Not found an answer?