Limnanthes douglasii

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Buy Limnanthes douglasii poached egg: A prolific flowerer and useful companion

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: hardy annual

    A profusion of fragrant, yellow-centred white flowers appear throughout the summer above the fleshy, fern-like, bright yellow-green leaves. This pretty, poached-egg plant makes a fabulous informal edge for a sunny, well-drained border. Highly attractive to beneficial insects including bees and hoverflies, it will help reduce pest colonies in the vegetable garden. An easy to grow annual, it is ideal for the children’s garden and will self-seed freely. It will also make a wonderful green manure crop.

  • Garden care: Early sowings can be started under glass into good seed compost, which should be kept moist but not wet. Gradually harden off before planting outside. After the frosts, they can be sown shallowly, directly into well-prepared, sunny beds outside. When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin to 10cm.

  • Sow: February - May or August - September

  • Flowering: June - September

  • Approximate quantity: 30 seeds.

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Floriferous and fast growing. Loved by bumblebees

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These cheery flowers are easy to grow and require very little care. The plant produces a plume of little pretty flowers. It does self seed a lot so you'll have to deadhead the flowers if you don't want them to spread too much. The plantings from the end of fall also remained green over winter and bloomed earlier the next year. We get lots of bumblebees visiting this flower.

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