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How to Grow Poached Egg Plant

Limnanthes Germination Information

Limnanthes is the botanical name for Poached Egg Plant
Limnanthes Seed Germination How to Sow Limnanthes:
  • Best sown indoors at alternating temperatures of 55 and 72°
  • Expect germination in 15-20 days
  • Sow at a depth of 4 times the diameter
  • If sown outdoors, it is best to sow in cool soil in early spring to the same depth as if indoors
  • Outdoors, germination will occur in 20 days
  • If sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Limnanthes:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space them 5-6 inches apart in full sun in a moist, but well-drained soil

Soil: Soil fertility can range from good to poor with good plant growth under both conditions

Additional Care:  Seeds will copiously self-sow around the garden

Appearance and Use:

Poached Egg Plant is used in rock gardens and containers. It is also a good candidate for edging material and as a denizen of the border. Plants grow either erect or spreading, from 6-12 inches high to 6 inches wide. The fragrant, abundant flowers appear from summer to autumn and attract bees and butterflies for the duration. The cup-shaped flowers are yellow with a white margin. The 2-pinnatifid leaves are glossy yellow-green, fleshy, and 2-5 inches long


About Limnanthes:
Pronunciation:  lim-nan’thus dug-las’e-i
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Limnanthaceae; native to the western coast of North America
Common Name: Poached Egg Plant