• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Orlaya grandiflora

white laceflower

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names white laceflower

  • Synonyms Caucalis daucoides L.
    Caucalis grandiflora

    Orlaya grandiflora 'White Lace'

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  • Family Apiaceae

  • Genus Orlaya are umbelliferous annual plants with finely dissected leaves and pink or often white flowers

  • Details O.grandiflora is a branching annual, 45-75cm tall with jaggedly divided leaves and white flowers in flattish umbels, the inner flowers small, the outermost with enlarged rays, giving a lacy effect. Floriferous, long flowering and attractive to insects

  • Plant range S C & W Europe

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H7

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a sunny open position in well-drained or poor soil

Propagation Propagate by seed in spring for summer and autumn flowering or sow seed in autumn for early-flowering large plants

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cut Flowers Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens Prairie Planting

How to care

Pruning No pruning required but deadhead or cut down flowers when finished

Pests Generally trouble free

Diseases Generally trouble free

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