Baby Blue Eyes

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Nemophila menziesii, commonly known as baby blue eyes or baby's-blue-eyes, is an annual herb, native to western North America. It is a low-growing plant, typically reaching heights of 6-12 inches. The leaves are small and lobed, and the flowers are bright blue with white centers. The flowers bloom in the spring and summer, and they are a popular sight in wildflower meadows and gardens.

Nemophila menziesii is a relatively easy plant to grow. It prefers full sun or partial shade, and it can tolerate a variety of soil types. The plant is drought-tolerant once it is established, but it will benefit from regular watering during its first year of growth. Nemophila menziesii can be propagated by seed or by division.


Baby Blue Eyes
Nemophila menzielil
Baby Blue Eyes

Baby blue eyes is a charming and delicate plant that is sure to add a touch of color to your garden. It is a popular choice for wildflower meadows and rock gardens, and it can also be grown in containers. If you are looking for a low-maintenance plant that will reward you with beautiful blooms, Nemophila menziesii is a great option.

Here are some additional facts about Nemophila menziesii:

The plant is named after Archibald Menzies, a Scottish botanist who first collected it in 1792.
The flower's blue color is due to a pigment called anthocyanin.
The plant is pollinated by bees and butterflies.
The seeds are dispersed by wind.
Nemophila menziesii is a member of the borage family (Boraginaceae).
The plant is not considered to be endangered or threatened.

Nemophila menziesii, commonly known as baby blue eyes, is native to the following states:

  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington



I love Native Sunflowers in my home garden and landscape.

Mary Hoggins
Tyler, Texas

Last year in the Fall, I collected a lot of seeds I planted this year.

Roger Holmes
Dallas, Texas

They really added a big splash of color to the front of my house garden bed. Love them!

Audrey Long
Mobile, Alabama

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