Vegetable Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Limnanthes douglassi (poached egg plant) has lovely white flowers with bright yellow centres and is a very easy to grow hardy annual. It is relatively low growing as only reaches a height of between 20-30cm making it an ideal plant for front of borders, rockeries or even containers.
Limnanthes douglassi also makes an excellent companion plant as it attracts & encourages bees/butterflies and hoverflies to it. Great for planting some near veg crops as hoverflies eat aphids & brings insects in to aid pollination of surrounding crops.
It also makes a good cover crop/green manure in small areas as the Limnanthes douglassi spreads covering the soil and so surpresses weeds and it's foliage can be dug in before setting seed to add organic matter. It does self-seed easily so cut down.
Limnanthes douglasii Seeds (AGM) Vegetable Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 100 seeds per pack.|
Sunny, well-drained soil.
|When to Sow:||March to May or September to October (to flower early next year).|
|How to Sow:||
Sow seed direct into flowering position making sure the area is well prepared and weed free. It can either be broadcast sown or sow in rows 30cm apart this helps to identify weed seedlings from flower seedlings in the early stages. Lightly rake in seeds to 3mm depth and gently water in.
Keep weed free in early stages of development.
|Harvest:||June to September.|
When to Sow Limnanthes douglasii Seeds (AGM) Vegetable Seeds
RHS Award of Garden Merit
|Limnanthes douglasii Vegetable Seeds have been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM). This award indicates that the plant is recommended by the RHS and helps gardeners make informed choices about plants. [READ MORE]|
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