The Q&A Archives: Fried Egg Plant

Question: I'm looking for the name of a plant or flower called Inga or Fried Egg which I saw in England. I think it may be in the Chrysanthemum family. Where could I purchase seed?

Answer: You're looking for Limnanthes douglasii, also known as Fried Eggs. It's an annual growing 12" and 8" wide and flowers in pink, yellow and white.

The unusual common name refers to the dark
yellow centers and white or cream margins of some of the
flowers. The colors and patterns resemble a fried egg.
The plant is a suitable choice for rock gardens or as an
edging plant. The plant prefers moist soil and can be
used near water. The preferred light exposure is full
sun. The plant is attractive to bees.

Seeds are available from Cyberseeds, PO Box 171102, San Antonio, TX 78217-1102.

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