Limnanthes

Limnanthes

Limnanthes

A vigorous though dwarf hardy annual, valuable because so early; L. Douglasi has yellow and white flowers, and there is a pure white variety. Few annuals are hardier, severe winters not injuring it, and it requires neither a deep nor a rich soil, but thrives where the earth is poor as well as in ordinary garden soil. It often sows itself on light soils, and gives no further trouble; but if wanted for a special purpose in spring, the seed should be sown in autumn in boxes or in the open ground; for summer-flowering, sow in the spring. Plains of California and foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

Limnanthes