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Common Name: Poached Egg Plant
Limnanthes douglasii is a
South-western N. America - California.
Moist places below 1000 metres[
Succeeds in any soil, including sandy soils[
]. Prefers a fertile well-drained soil[
]. Prefers an open sunny position and a cool root run, doing well by concrete paths, rocks etc[
The flowers diffuse a gentle sweet perfume that is most pronounced on a calm warm day[
A very good bee and hoverfly plant[
Plants usually self-sow freely[
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ[
]. Germination takes place within 3 weeks.