Poached Egg Flower
There are several reasons for choosing Limnanthes as an edging plant for the front of the border. It is unusual – a welcome change from the universally-popular Alyssum and Lobelia. It is also very colourful with its two-tonedand it is highly attractive to bees. The ferny foliage is pale green and the low-growing, spreading plants make excellent rockery specimens.
VARIETIES: You will only find one type of Limnanthes in thecatalogues – L. douglasii, which came to Britain from California. The yellow petals have a distinct white edge – hence the common name. It is and has a long flowering season. The fragrance is sweet but not strong and the blooms are plentiful when grown in a sunny spot.
SITE AND SOIL: Any reasonable garden soil will do-thrives best in full sun.
PLANT DETAILS: Height 6 June-September. in.
Spacing: 4 in.
PROPAGATION: Sowin March where they are to flower. September will provide plants which bloom in late spring.