February 18, 2016

Meadowfoam

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
light
  • Part Sun,
  • Sun
plant type
height
  • Under 6 inches,
  • 6 to 12 inches,
  • 1 to 3 feet
width
  • To 2 feet wide
flower color
season features
zones
  • 2,
  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8,
  • 9,
  • 10
propagation

Plant meadow foam with

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.

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.

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