I bought some Nemesia Maritana (scented lady and sweet lady) at the local nursery when looking to get some container plants. The smell really attracted me to them but when I got home I couldn't find a lot online about the hardiness or whether they are annuals or perennials, the labels don't help much either. Can anyone enlighten me?
Penhow Nurseries are the breeders of Nemesia Maritana and they describe it as perennial and suitable for growing "...in well drained soil throughout the winter months".
Hope that helps
They are perennial. They're not properly hardy. Chrissie's balcony through a mild winter like our last one is probably about their limit
I suppose Penhow have the advantage of a 'maritime climate' with no real frosts to speak of - from what they say it's the wet and cold rather than just the cold that does them in.
Thanks for all the advice. They are lovely little plants and smell good so being a perennial is great news. I live in the south near the coast so the frosts aren't as harsh as other places but I think I'll move them into the greenhouse over winter just to be on the safe side. The soil is very sandy and free draining here so I guess they'll like that. As a bit of an experiment, I might get a couple more and plant them in the ground to see what happens to them when the frosts arrive. I suppose I could try and take a few cuttings as well. It's actually quite exciting getting to know a new plant.