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Poached Egg Flower in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Limnanthes douglasii

 

Poached Egg Flower

Limnanthes are annual flowering plants, low-growing, with pinnately divided leaves and 5-petalled, cup-shaped flowers in Summer and Autumn. Limnanthes douglasii is a spreading plant up to 15cm in height, with bowl-shaped yellow flowers with white-tipped petals. This plant self-seeds readily, and is easy to grow

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plant Features
  • Poached Egg Flower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Poached Egg Flower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Poached Egg Flower is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Poached Egg Flower likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Poached Egg Flower

Latin name

Limnanthes douglasii

type

Annual

family

Limnanthaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Poached Egg Flower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Poached Egg Flower is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Poached Egg Flower likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Poached Egg Flower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Poached Egg Flower is 0.15meters x 0.15meters 0.15 M 0.15 M

Limnanthes douglasii

Limnanthes are annual flowering plants, low-growing, with pinnately divided leaves and 5-petalled, cup-shaped flowers in Summer and Autumn. Limnanthes douglasii is a spreading plant up to 15cm in height, with bowl-shaped yellow flowers with white-tipped petals. This plant self-seeds readily, and is easy to grow


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

The flowers of Limnanthes douglasii appear in Summer and Autumn.

 

Propagating by seed in Spring

From Late Winter TO Late Spring

Late Winter - early Spring sowings can be started under glass into moist, good seed compost, which should be kept moist but not wet. When seedlings are latge enoughto handle, harden them off before planting outdoors. Alternatively, after last frost, sow into a well-prepared sunny bed outdoors. Sow shallowly, and thin to 10cm. when seedlings are large enough to handle.

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Seedlings that were raised under glass can be planted out once the risk of frost has passed, and after the seedlings have been hardened off. Plant in any oil that is moist but free-draining.

 
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