1 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Poached Egg Plant Overview
Limnanthes douglasii is a bushy annual species from the Limnanthaceae family. This plant typically grows to around 15cm tall, producing bowl-shaped, white and yellow petalled flowers with yellow centres, hence the common name Poached Egg Plant. Flower colour can vary across subspecies, there is an attractive pure white-flowered plant that appears similar. It is a popular ornamental plant, found growing naturally from Oregon to California. It has a low-growing, spreading habit, forming a mat of green foliage covered with cheerful bright flowers. Grow along pathways or edges of beds, or near tall plants like Sweetcorn or Tomatoes. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
How to harvest Poached Egg Plant
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Poached Egg Plant
Sowin spring or autumn, but protect in autumn from frost by using a good mulch. Broadcast sow and cover with 1cm of soil.
Special features of Poached Egg Plant
Attracts useful insects
It attracts hoverflies to the garden to eat the aphids and is well loved by bees.
Other uses of Poached Egg Plant
Rock garden, edging, border, ground cover, fragrance, walls
Flowers - Annuals to direct sow in September
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