Plant Type
Sunlight Amount
Limnanthes douglasii
Limnanthes douglasii

Carpet your perennial border, entryway planting bed, or patio garden with this easy-care, long-blooming annual. Meadow foam has glossy green foliage that spreads to form a neat and tidy, weed-suppressing mat. It is the perfect backdrop for the plant's yellow-and-white daisylike flowers. The fragrant blossoms perfume the air with a scent similar to that of daffodils for months in summer. This easy-to-grow annual also thrives in pots.

Plant meadow foam in full sun or part sun and well-drained soil. For best bloom, water weekly so it receives at least an inch of moisture a week. Meadow foam reseeds.

genus name
  • Limnanthes douglasii
  • Part Sun
  • Sun
plant type
  • Under 6 inches
  • 6 to 12 inches
  • 1 to 3 feet
  • To 2 feet wide
flower color
season features
special features
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

Plant meadow foam with

Geranium, Pelargonium
  • zones: 10, 11
  • light: Sun
  • flower color: Purple, Red, Orange, White, Pink
  • plant type: Annual, Houseplant, Perennial
  • height: 6 to 12 inches, 1 to 3 feet
  • season features: Spring Bloom, Fall Bloom, Reblooming, Summer Bloom, Winter Bloom
  • special features: Low Maintenance, Good for Containers
  • problem solvers: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

Employ meadow foam to add a lush look to a container of geraniums. It will spill yellow-and-white flowers over the edge of the pot.

Iris, Iris reticulata
  • zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • light: Sun
  • flower color: Blue
  • plant type: Bulb
  • height: Under 6 inches
  • season features: Spring Bloom, Winter Bloom
  • special features: Low Maintenance, Fragrance

Count on meadow foam to continue the bloom show long after iris blossoms fade. Both plants thrive in full sun and well-drained soil.

Choose a purple form of this delightful perennial to contrast the yellow flowers of meadow foam.

Grow annuals in the perfect container garden