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We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
meadow foam poached egg flower
poached egg plant
Limnanthes are low-growing annuals with pinnately divided leaves and cup-shaped, 5-petalled flowers in summer and autumn
L. douglasii is a spreading bushy annual to 15cm in height, with finely divided leaves and open bowl-shaped yellow flowers with white-tipped petals, in summer and autumn
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any moist but well-drained soil in full sun
Propagate by seed sown in situ in spring or autumn, protect autumn sowings from frost
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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