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Limnanthes douglasii, Douglas Meadowfoam with bees
Limnanthes douglasii, Douglas Meadowfoam

Douglas Meadowfoam

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Limnathes Douglasii - Douglas Meadowfoam - Annual wildflower

Aka "poached egg plant"

Height: 6"-12"
  • Width: 6"-12"
  • Canopy layer: groundcover
  • Light requirements: full sun to part sun
  • Moisture requirements: moist to seasonally wet soil
  • Bloom Time: March-July
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    Seed Packet Contains: approximately 100 seeds

    Sowing instructions: scatter seed on loose-weed free soil. Seed can be lightly raked in to increase seed-to-soil contact, but be careful not to cover the seed with more than 1/4" soil.

    Recommend sowing between September and November or in March so that seeds will benefit from seasonal rains.  If sowing in April or May, seeds will benefit from supplemental water to encourage strong growth the first year. 

    Annual flower, reseeds itself prolifically. Used by many bees and pollinators.

    Source: Steele Acres Native Willamette Valley Seed

     

    Photo credit 1: "Limnanthes douglasii" by It's No Game is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    Photo credit 2: "Limnanthes douglasii 001" by delirium florens is licensed under CC BY 2.0