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Limnanthes Seeds - Douglasii

Botanical - Limnanthaceae


Seed Count:
110 Seeds
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Price £1.51

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110 Seeds.

Other Names - Poached Egg Plant…

The easy to grow Poached Egg Plant Douglasii is a fast, low growing annual with a sprawling habit. It has yellow glossy flowers with white tips to the petals and looks and has a similar sweet fragrance to buttercups. The flowers are rich in nectar and are a superb plant for attracting bees and other beneficial insects such as aphid eating hoverflies into the area. Because of this reason Limnanthes is a useful flower to grow in the vegetable garden. An excellent flower for growing in the front of the borders or at a paths edge.

  • Award winning - RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • Attracts hoverflies - an ally in the vegetable garden!
  • Low growing, spreading habit ideal for keeping weeds down.

Suitable For - Bedding plants, ground cover, rock gardens, containers, green manure, companion plants in the vegetable garden, path edging, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, coastal gardens, borders

Sowing Months - March - May, September - October

Flowering Months - June - September

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 Fertile, well drained, moist soil
Type Sprawling Habit Distance between plants 10 - 15 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 3 mm
Average height 15 cm Germination Temperature 15 to 18℃
Average spread 15 - 20 cm Days to germination 14 - 21 days
Hardiness Fully hardy down to -15 RHS Bee friendly Yes
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner Yes

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow indoors from March onwards on the surface of moist compost in trays, modules or pots. Cover with compost or vermiculite.
Place in a clear polythene bag or propagator. Germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once germination has started remove from the bag or propagator and place in a cooler location with good daylight exposure. Protect from hot sun and frost at this stage.
Grow on in a greenhouse or cold frame until the plants are growing strong.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7 - 10 cm pots. Plant out when all risk of frost has passed.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

Sow direct in April - May or September - October in 30 cm drills in a well prepared seed bed where the plants are to flower. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Cover with a thin layer of soil and water well.
Autumn sowings will produce early flowers the following spring (as early as April). They will need to be covered with a cloche over the winter months.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin out to 10 - 15 cm apart.
The stronger thinning's can be transplanted elsewhere in the garden.

Growing On

The young plants will need watering frequently until established.
Water established plants well in dry spells.


Douglasii is an annul however it will self seed freely. To prevent self seeding especially in the vegetable garden dig the plants into the soil as green manure before the seeds are formed.

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