Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii)
This native species was first discovered by David Douglas, a Scottish botanist commissioned to collect native American plants suitable for the gardens of Great Britain. The species name "douglasii" honors his discovery, while the genus name "Limnanthes" means "marsh flower" because of this plant's preference for moist soil. This fragrant butterfly magnet has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit.
Also Known As: Douglas' meadowfoam, Ornduff's meadowfoam.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Annual
Maturity (Blooms): May to August
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium. Should retain moisture.
Attracts Beneficial Insects: Yes. Flowers attract Bees and Butterflies.
Containers: Yes. used in rock gardens and containers.
Sow Depth: 1/8"
USDA Zone: 4-10
Produces: mass of charming, 1 inch white blooms with lemony yellow centers on 6 inch stems.