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Poached egg plant, Limnanthes douglasii, bears bright white and yellow cup-shaped flowers, reminiscent of poached eggs. It's a fantastic choice for using as ground cover, particularly edging paths, and is an asset in the vegetable garden as it attracts a wide range of pollinators and insect predators. It will self-seed freely and naturalise around the garden.
Grow Limnanthes douglasii in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Plant type: Hardy annual
Flower colour: Yellow
Sun exposure: Full sun
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: April to July
i love this plant it make me fell good
This really is a lovely plant thats bright and cheerful
I HAVE JUST PLANTED SOME OF THE SEEDS TODAY HOPEFULLY HAVE A GOOD A YEAR AS LAST KEEPS THE PESKY CRITTERS AWAY, SUCH A LOVELY LITTLE FLOWER BUT A GREAT HELPER TO ANY GARDENER.
I sowed some last year but they didn't do too well but I've refurbished a border and have some gaps whilst the perennials fill up so I'll give them another go - thanx for reminding me!
mine are like weeds, coming up everywhere. damp clay soil does not worry them and i eat the leaves as well as salad. bees love them as well, can stand being trodden on and abused, just keep coming back again and again.
Lovely little plants, I use them to edge the veg beds. Once you've had them they just keep seeding themselves around.
I sowed some of these gorgeous little plants in an old bakers basket and they've done brilliantly...it's hoverfly central in my garden, they adore it
Last years ones have popped up again and flowering but they are much taller and 'leggy'