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Limnanthes Douglasii Ssp Meringue new


A superb free flowering ground cover annual producing masses of saucer-shaped pure white flowers with a hint lemon yellow eye on bright green foliage.

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Limnanthes Douglasii Ssp Meringue new

Limnanthes Douglasii Ssp Meringue new. A superb free flowering ground cover annual producing masses of saucer-shaped pure white flowers with a hint lemon yellow eye on bright green foliage. Superb in the rock garden and fine for edgings. Height 6″.

Cultivation Advice 

  • Choose a location with full sun to partial shade. Limnanthes does well in both settings but appreciates some protection from intense afternoon sun in hotter climates.
  • Opt for well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Amending the soil with compost or well-rotted organic material before planting helps improve its texture and fertility.
  • Plant seeds in early spring after the last frost date or in the fall in milder climates. Sow seeds directly into the soil, covering them lightly with a thin layer of soil.
  • Space plants around 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) apart to allow for their spreading growth habit. Proper spacing encourages good airflow and prevents overcrowding.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the germination period and in dry spells. Water gently to avoid disturbing newly planted seeds.
  • Apply a layer of mulch to help retain soil moisture and regulate temperature. Organic mulches like straw or wood chips work well.
  • Limnanthes generally doesn’t require heavy fertilization. However, adding a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer sparingly can support healthy growth.
  • Deadhead spent flowers regularly to prolong blooming. This encourages continuous flowering and prevents the plant from setting seed too early.
  • Protect young seedlings from strong winds or heavy rain. Consider using row covers or temporary shelters during extreme weather.
  • Limnanthes is relatively pest-resistant but keep an eye out for aphids or slugs. Address any issues promptly with organic pest control methods.
  • In mild climates, Limnanthes might overwinter and self-seed. Consider leaving some seed heads to naturally drop seeds for the following year’s growth.
  • Regularly monitor the plants for signs of stress, pests, or nutrient deficiencies. Adjust watering and care practices based on their needs.
  • Pair Limnanthes with taller plants to create a visually appealing garden. It complements taller flowers and provides a beautiful ground cover.
  • Limnanthes, particularly the Poached Egg Plant, attracts beneficial insects like hoverflies and predatory insects, which help control garden pests. This can contribute to a more balanced and healthy garden ecosystem.
  • Once established, Limnanthes can exhibit some tolerance to drought. However, regular watering during dry periods will help maintain its lush appearance and continuous flowering.
  • Trim back any leggy growth or spent flowers to encourage new growth and prolong blooming throughout the season.
  • Use Limnanthes along garden borders or edges. Its low-growing and spreading nature makes it an excellent choice for framing garden beds or pathways.
  • Limnanthes douglasii ssp. meringue can be an educational addition to a garden, especially in school or community settings. It provides a hands-on opportunity to observe pollinators and plant life cycles.
  • Allow some seed heads to mature and dry on the plant. Harvest these seeds for future planting or share them with fellow gardeners.
  • Limnanthes generally thrives in a wide range of soil pH levels but prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil. Ensuring the soil pH is suitable can aid in its healthy growth.
  • Consider planting Limnanthes in containers or pots for small-space gardening. Ensure containers have drainage holes and use a well-draining potting mix.

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