From the Sarah Raven's Brilliant for Bees & Butterflies range.
This is one of the best beneficial insect attractants that you can grow.
Hoverflies love it, and it couldn't be easier to introduce into your garden.
Direct sow in mid spring. It will flower in late spring and early summer and then self-sow for every year after that.
Genus - Limmanthes
Species - Douglasii
Common name - Poached Egg Plant
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,15 m
Spread - 0,15 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Clay, average garden soil
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Patio, ground cover, cottage gardens, alpine & rockery, wildlife gardens, coastal garden
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White - yellow
Sow seeds directly in a prepared seed bed from March to May or just after the last frost.
Sow thinly, cover with 5 mm of compost. Firm gently and keep moist.
Cover tray with glass, polythene or propagator lid. Keep at approx. +15-+20C.
Remove cover then seedlings appear.
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