Limnanthes douglasii

Douglas' Meadowfoam, Poached Egg Flower

  • Limnanthes douglasii

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: Surface sow, cover lightly with medium or vermiculite.

Other: Grows easily from seed. Plant will self-sow and could become invasive. 

Discover the beauty of Limnanthes douglasii Douglas' Meadowfoam, also known as Poached Egg Flower. This stunning annual flowering plant, native to California and Oregon, bears white flowers with yellow centers, attracting hoverflies and bees to your garden. It's self-seeding and a popular ornamental plant but beware where you plant the seeds as it can grow in lawns. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit and comes in different subspecies, some with pink veining or yellow petals. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and requires sunlight. Harden your garden with this plant that stands up to zone 5 temperatures.

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