POACHED EGG PLANT LIMNANTHES DOUGLASII DOUGLAS MEADOWFOAM $1.30

POACHED EGG PLANT! I MAKE ROOM IN MY GARDEN EVERY YEAR FOR THIS BEAUTY! GREAT NEAR POOLS AND PONDS! LIGHTENS THE HEART AND ENCOURAGES BENEFICIAL INSECTS TO VISIT YOUR GARDEN! 

Poached Egg Plant! Limnanthes douglasii is a species of annual flowering plant in the family Limnanthaceae (meadowfoam) commonly known as poached egg plant or Douglas’ meadowfoam.

It is native to California and Oregon, where it grows in a grassy habitat, such as shallow pools and spring meadows. It can grow in poorly drained clay soils and likes to live near ponds and pools but it is also happy in most garden situations. The plant was collected by the Scottish explorer and botanist David Douglas, who worked on the west coast of America in the 1820s.

The plant usually bears white flowers with yellow centres, hence the name “poached egg plant”, but flower colour can vary across subspecies. It is a popular ornamental plant. It attracts hoverflies to the garden to eat the aphids and is well loved by bees. It is self-seeding. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit USA.

Watch to see how many different insects visit the flowers!

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in early Spring, late Autumn or Winter, planting seeds at a depth of 1mm with 10cm plant spacing. Remember to water the seeds gently so as not to bury them too deeply.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 16-18°C

Maturity
110 days

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Seed Count: 28
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