Yosemite Five Spot Seed Packet


Fivespot (Nemophila maculata)

  • Easy to grow
  • Attracts birds, bees and butterflies
  • Approx. 75 five spot seeds
  • Non-gmo, made in the USA
  • Packet dimensions: 6 1/2" x 4"

It is said that Yosemite is privileged to enjoy a long six months of Spring. Perhaps that is why we find such unique wildflowers as the charming Fivespot. Found on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, this unusual annual has dainty purple spots at the tip of each of its cup-shaped petals.

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    COMMON NAME Fivespot
    BOTANICAL NAME Nemophila maculata
    LIFECYCLE Annual
    LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full Sun, Partial Shade
    ZONES 3-9
    BLOOM COLOR Purple, Blue, White
    PLANT HEIGHT 10-12 Inches
    COVERAGE One Packet 40 Sq. Ft.
    FEATURES Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow


    When To Plant

    Fivespot do best if planted directly outdoors in the Spring.

    Where To Plant

    Fivespot only need soil that is ordinary and moist, but well drained. They also do well in full sun or partial shade.

    How To Plant

    The seeds should not be planted deeply; they just need to be compressed into the soil, as they need light to germinate.

    If planting in rows, then plant the seeds 6” to 12” apart.

    How To Care For Fivespot

    These varieties of Fivespot seeds generally germinate in about 30 days. You can thin the seedlings to 6” to 8” apart after they emerge.

    Fivespot should be watered regularly, but they can tolerate dry conditions. It is not necessary to fertilize Fivespot.

    It generally takes about 60 to 90 days for the Fivespot to bloom after the seed is planted.

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