This early-flowering favorite is one of the best of our native annuals for filling flower-beds, clumping in the flower-borders, carpeting shrubbery-groups or covering dry banks to give natural effects. Its culture is of the simplest, all that is necessary being to sow the seeds thinly to the depth of an eighth of an inch, where they are to bloom, immediately after the first Fall rains; any soil will suit, down to the poorest sand or even a rocky ledge if the rock is loose enough to allow the roots to penetrate.

Nemophila insignis and Nemophila aurita will be found the most useful of the species for general planting.