A little lace for the garden

IMG_8471Orlaya grandiflora or Minoan lace flower came tucked inside a seed order decades ago as a “bonus”. I don’t even remember which seeds I originally ordered, but this freebie brings cottage charm to my garden and is a welcome addition from late spring through mid-summer. Orlaya is a pretty wildflower which has the feeling of Queen Anne’s lace without being too weedy. It makes a long lasting cut flower, adding fine texture to a few cut peonies, or just plunked into a simple vase where its foliage and flowers can be enjoyed up close.

  • Self-sowing annual.
  • Full sun preferred, will tolerate part-sun, well-drained to dry soil.
  • 24 inches high and about as wide. Does not require staking.

 

 

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