White Form of Baby-Blue-Eyes

Nemophila menziesii var. atomaria

Nemophila menziesii var. atomaria, the charming white form of Baby-Blue-Eyes, has white flowers with black dots, often with a faint blue tint or blue veins in the corolla, other times a pure white. Its creeping habit, under 1' tall, and its tendency to put out many flowers at once make it a favorite for containers, where it blooms for a surprisingly long time, from early spring to mid-summer.

It is lower-growing and with sturdier stems than Baby-Blue-Eyes, and seems more vigorous for us right here on the coast. It is found on coastal bluffs or grassy slopes in Northwestern California, the Central Coast of California, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Oregon. Sow seed October-February. It is a hand-collected species; we usually sell out of seed. Available in packets only.