White Lace Flower (Orlaya grandiflora)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 24-30 inches
Plant Spread: 16 - 20 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 60-68 deg
Days to germinate: 15 - 28
Depth to plant seed: cover lightly
Suitable for wintersowing
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting

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Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 3, 2015 8:24 AM

I winter sowed these and enjoyed an abundance of white floaty mid-spring to mid-summer blooms. I didn't deadhead because the blooms lasted long and still looked good as they aged. So I'm pretty sure I'll have little orlayas popping up everywhere this spring. The seeds are prickly.

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Posted by piksihk (Texas - Zone 9a) on Feb 3, 2015 12:26 PM

I have had these for several years now and they self-sow every year. They can get invasive, but they are easily pulled up. The white lacecap blooms are lovely and are the first to bloom here. They have ferny green leaves, which look great against the white blooms. Wonderful addition to cottage gardens and bouquets.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On March 2, 2019 Bloomed
piksihk On March 5, 2018 Bloomed
Self sows
piksihk On January 1, 2016 Plant emerged
seedlings/self-sow; front bed
piksihk On November 1, 2014 Seeds germinated
self-sown seeds - seedlings are up
HamiltonSquare On April 4, 2018 Bloomed
Just starting up.
lovesblooms On February 24, 2018 Seeds sown
winter sown
lovesblooms On January 15, 2017 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On May 19, 2016 Bloomed
volunteers... I think.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Seeds collected 2018 by piksihk Sep 24, 2018 8:44 PM 16
Collecting seeds 2017-18 by piksihk Sep 15, 2018 1:31 PM 6
Annuals 2017 by islander Oct 26, 2017 2:26 PM 41
What are your best annual reseeders? by gardengus Apr 1, 2017 12:40 PM 34
Prairie or Mock? by GrammaChar Apr 10, 2016 11:27 AM 13
Can anyone help with an I.D.? by GrammaChar Apr 10, 2016 3:12 PM 19
Queen Ann's Lace by clintbrown Feb 16, 2016 9:02 PM 11
Getting a start on 2015 by Eric4home Apr 24, 2015 2:17 PM 28
What seeds are you ordering this year? by luvsgrtdanes Feb 22, 2015 10:07 AM 78
What are your favorite "supporting cast" plants? by gemini_sage Jan 27, 2015 5:06 PM 57

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