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Limnanthes - Poached Egg Plant Seeds - Limnanthes douglasii

Type: Hardy Annual
Approximate height: Up to 15 cm
Flowering Time: Summer into autumn
Site and soil type: Prefers a moist soil in a sunny spot
When to sow: Spring, early summer, early autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 75 seeds / 0.58 g

A bushy spreading plant with divided leaves and yellow flowers with white tipped petals blooming in summer through to autumn.

Also known as Poached Egg Plant, it is useful as a ground cover plant.

Loved by pollinators especially hoverflies.

  Limnanthes provides food for the following creatures: 

  • Hoverflies
  • 🦇 
  • 🦇 (RHS)
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.