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Limnanthes douglasii

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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in fall for the earliest blooms, or after the last spring frost for early summer bloom. Plant more every several weeks for continuous flowers. These plants can also be started indoors in peat pots; sow just below the surface of the soil, keeping it evenly moist and at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F. Germination usually occurs within 15-20 days. Transplant outdoors as soon as they can safely be handled and there is no chance of frost.

Growing: Keep the soil moist but not soggy. This plant self-seeds freely, but can be cut back after blooming to prevent spreading. This plant makes an excellent ground cover or border plant, and attracts bees and butterflies.

Harvesting: These blooms make excellent cut flowers. Choose stalks with flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the foliage that will fall below the surface of the water.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, the seeds will develop; each flower produces five seeds that drop to the ground when ripe. Collect the seeds as soon as they begin to turn brown. Store in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Limnanthes douglasii

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 5,400

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 9 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~100 Seeds) $2.50 Sold Out
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $5.40 Sold Out
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $8.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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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.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in fall for the earliest blooms, or after the last spring frost for early summer bloom. Plant more every several weeks for continuous flowers. These plants can also be started indoors in peat pots; sow just below the surface of the soil, keeping it evenly moist and at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F. Germination usually occurs within 15-20 days. Transplant outdoors as soon as they can safely be handled and there is no chance of frost.

Growing: Keep the soil moist but not soggy. This plant self-seeds freely, but can be cut back after blooming to prevent spreading. This plant makes an excellent ground cover or border plant, and attracts bees and butterflies.

Harvesting: These blooms make excellent cut flowers. Choose stalks with flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the foliage that will fall below the surface of the water.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, the seeds will develop; each flower produces five seeds that drop to the ground when ripe. Collect the seeds as soon as they begin to turn brown. Store in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Limnanthes douglasii

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 5,400

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 9 Inches

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