White laceflower

Orlaya grandiflora

White laceflower - Orlaya grandiflora

Common Name: White laceflower
Genus: Orlaya
Species: grandiflora

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Lovely pure white flowers form in big flat-topped clusters which resemble lace-cap hydrangeas. They appear throughout the summer above the fine fern-like foliage. This gorgeous hardy annual has an extremely long flowering period and will often flower until the first frosts. Particularly good in wilder gardens.

  • Garden care: For early summer flowers sow the seeds shallowly in seed trays in autumn and overwinter in a cold frame. Spring sowings will produce smaller plants that will flower well into autumn. Thin out when large enough to handle and potting on or planting out after the worst of the frosts have passed. Once the plant has finished flowering you can collect the seed and sow immediately to propagate more plants for the following year.

  • Sow: September-October or March-May