Limnanthes douglasii

Limnanthes douglasii

Poached egg plant

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Flowers
Flowers
Yes
Yes
Yes

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Limnanthes douglasii
  • Common name: Poached egg plant
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 15cm

Spread: 15cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

Advertisement

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).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow
Sow
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plant
Plant
Yes
Yes

Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

Advertisement

Find the perfect plant for your garden

Plant type
Flower colour
Sun exposure
Select all