Orlaya grandiflora is one of our most admired filler flowers.
Blooming early Summer just after Cow Parsley and Sweet Rocket but before Ammi majus and Daucus carota dara . Its a must for anyone wanting to grow their own cut flowers as well as being a handsome garden plant!
Our super fresh robust seeds germinate brilliantly from an Autumn sowing. Seeds will only germinate when conditions are right so don’t worry if you have to wait several weeks for the first signs of life.
Plants are pre-programmed in nature to remain dormant until conditions are perfect.
How to Grow:
For best results sow seeds in Autumn undercover into individual cells, cover with a sprinkle of compost and leave outside in a cold greenhouse or cold frame where the fluctuating autumn temperatures will work their magic. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow-A-Long’ on Instagram and for busy gardeners you can now plan ahead with our Autumn Jump Starter Handbook
Variety: Orlaya grandiflora
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: 30
Cutting /Vase Life:
Cut when almost all of the flowers on a stem are open. If harvested much earlier, the stems have a tendency to wilt.
Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.