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Nolana Seeds - Blue Bird

Botanical - Nolana paradoxa


Seed Count:
45 Seeds
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45 Seeds.

Other Names - Chilean Bell Flower…

Nolana Blue Bird has a low growing spreading habit. The trumpet-shaped flowers cover the dark green foliage from early summer to late autumn making them an ideal summer bedding plant. The eye catching blooms with their deep blue frilly edged petals and brightly coloured yellow centres grow to around 5 cm wide.

  • Multi-purpose, ideal for ground cover, hanging baskets, pots or window boxes.
  • Spreading habit.
  • Productive over a long season.

Suitable For - Bedding plants, hanging baskets, window boxes, containers, ground cover, rock gardens, borders

Sowing Months - March - May

Flowering Months - July - October

Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility add a good amount of well rotted manure or compost to the soil. If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Annual Soil type Moderately fertile, well drained soil
Type Spreading Habit Distance between plants 20 - 30 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 2 mm
Average height 15 - 25 cm Germination Temperature 13 to 18℃
Average spread 50 - 60 cm Days to germination 10 - 21 days
Hardiness Half hardy down to 0 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow the seeds on the surface of compost in pots, trays or modules.
Cover with a light sprinkling of vermiculite or compost.
Place the container in a propagator or a clear plastic bag and seal. Germinate at the temperature suggested above and DO NOT exclude light as this will help germination however avoid direct hot sun.
When germination has started remove from the propagator or bag and place in a cooler but not cold area, protect from frost.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle carefully transplant into 7 - 10 cm pots. Avoid disturbing the roots as much as possible.
Grow on in a greenhouse or cold frame in frost free conditions.
Once all risk of frost has passed and the nolana plants are growing strong plant out into their final growing position.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

Sow direct in May in a well prepared seedbed were the flowers are to grow in rows 30 cm apart. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Cover the seeds with fine soil and water well.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin to 20 - 30 cm apart.

Growing On

Water young nolana plants well until established.
Established plants will need watering moderately during the growing season.


To encourage more blooms to grow, dead-head spent flowers regularly.

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