Limnanthes is a genus of spreading hardy annuals plants that reach about 30 cm (12 inches) in height.
They carry yellow and white cup shaped flowers in either spring or summer.
Their size and spreading nature makes them an ideal plant for use in the rock garden or as an edging plant.
Some common names for members of the Limnanthes plant genus include Marsh Flower, Fried eggs, Poached Egg Flower, and Meadow Foam.
Poached egg flower by Anyjazz65.
Common Names: Poached Egg Flower, Fried eggs. Meadowfoam: White; Mountain; Woolly; Foothill; Sebastopol; Baker's.
Life Cycle: Hardy annual.
Height: 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm).
Native: North America.
Growing Region: Zones 5 to 9.
When growing Limnanthes plants from seeds it is best to start them outside. When Marsh flowers and other Limnanthes members flower is dependent upon the flowering time.
Sow the seed before the last frost of spring for summer blooms; sow towards the end of autumn for flowering in the springtime.
In all cases simply cover the seed once the seed has been sown and space them about 10 cm (4 inches) apart. It should take two or three weeks for the seed to germinate.
Marsh flower can grow in either a sunny or partially shaded part of the garden that has good drainage. They prefer a soil that is moist and cool and acidic (pH 5.5 to 6.5) in nature.
Marsh Flowers and other Limnanthes planst are easy to look after in the garden; they require regular watering in the dry months.
I hope that you enjoyed reading this guide on how to grow Limnanthes plants. You may also enjoy the following Gardener's HQ growing guides: How to grow Passiflora incarnata, Dahlia plant, and Geum plants.