Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow and white
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Guardian plant
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects: Attracts hover flies that eat aphids.
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 70-80F
Days to germinate: 7--21 days
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow.
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Space 12-18 inches apart.
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 22, 2012 2:01 PM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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HAVE seeds to TRADE (EU or elsewhere) by fixpix Sep 21, 2012 3:48 AM 0
Which annuals do you seed in the fall? by CarolineScott Jan 13, 2013 5:49 AM 44

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