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Limnanthes douglasii/Poached Egg Plant, Fried Egg Plant, Douglas' Meadowfoam

Limnanthes douglasii / Limnanthes douglasii
A blanket of white flowers with yellow centers
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A blanket of white flowers with yellow centers

Spring flowers

Close view of yellow flowers and fern-like foliage

Mass planting of this annual

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Scientific Name: Limnanthes douglasii
Common Name: Poached Egg Plant, Fried Egg Plant, Douglas' Meadowfoam
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This annual is native to California and Oregon. It is an ideal annual for the summer garden because it blooms over an extended period from spring into autumn. Produces a fine-textured foliage. Provide a moist, well-drained soil and full sunlight. It is an excellent annual for the rock garden. Attracts bees. Under ideal growing conditions, plants reseed quite freely.