Limnanthes Douglasii. California native “Meadow Foam” aka “Poached Eggs”. Not to be confused with the “Tidy Tips” flower. Not fussy about soil, it spreads into a low, shiny, weed– suppressing mat to 30” across. Very long blooming with a mass of charming, 1” clear white and lemony yellow 2-toned blooms on 10” stems. Superb as edging and swell in pots (at least 10” across). Reseeds!
Flowers March to July
The plant was collected by the Scottish explorer and botanist David Douglas, who worked on the west coast of America in the 1820s. As an aside: the Douglas Fir was named in his honor, even though he was not its discoverer.
Each Meadow Foam plant can spread up to 30 inches. Poached Egg Limnanthes is a very long blooming annual with a mass of charming, 1 inch clear white and lemony yellow 2-toned blooms on 8 inch stems. It easily sows its own flower seeds for next year’s display. Meadow Foam plants are great as a ground cover plant, and they will grow well in pots too.
Sow Limnanthes Douglasii seeds directly outdoors in a prepared seedbed in spring after danger of frost has passed. Meadow Foam seed should be pressed into the soil and very lightly covered with soil. When large enough to handle, thin the Poached Egg Plant seedlings.
USDA Zones: 5 – 10
Height: 8 inches
Width: 30 inches
Bloom Season: Mid spring to early fall
Bloom Color: Yellow with white edge
Growth Rate: Fast
Environment: Full sun
Average Germ Time: 14 – 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Sow seed 1/8 inch deep
Soil Type: Fertile, well draind soil from sandy loam to clay
Sowing Rate: Approximately 1000 seeds covers 20 square feet or 3 – 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination occurs
Plant Spacing: 24 inches
Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
Care & Maintenance: See: Limnanthes