LIMNANTHES douglasii

Poached Egg Plant, Meadow Foam



Height: 6" (15cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Yellow and white, yellow

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder)
Order: Geraniales (Geranium Order)
Family: Limnanthaceae (Poached Egg Plant Family)
Genus: Limnanthes (Poached Egg Plant)
Species: douglasii (Douglas's)
Limnanthes douglasii

Limnanthes douglasii is a neat little plant suitable for the front of the border, or in the rockery. It has divided leaves, with scented white flowers with a yellow centre, or yellow flowers with brown lines down the petals, throughout summer.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Outside (29 days)

Seed Pod There is no seed pod. The seeds sit in the centre of the calyx and fall when they are ripe.

Seed The seeds are dark brown woody drops. Each flower produces five seeds.

Seedling The seedleaves are rounded with a long stalk. The first true leaves are finely divided.

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