Adding a delicate airiness to summer borders or fresh bouquets, Orlaya grandiflora (White Lace Flower) is a lovely hardy annual plant with abundant, large, flat-topped umbels, 3-5 in. wide (8-12 cm), of sparkling white flowers floating atop a lush, finely divided foliage. Resembling lace-cap hydrangeas with its small central florets elegantly surrounded by a ring of larger ones, it gracefully mingles with other plants, adding unmatched elegance. Blooming over an extremely long flowering period, from early summer until frost, Orlaya grandiflora has a compact bushy habit, making it a great choice for small gardens.
White laceflower, Orlaya grandiflora, is a pretty plant native to the Mediterranean, where it thrives in vineyards and olive groves. It bears lovely fern-like foliage and clusters of pure white flowers, similar to lace-cap hydrangeas. Flowers appear over a long period, often until the first frosts. It’s a great choice for wildlife gardens and is particularly attractive to hoverflies.
For early flowering plants, sow Orlaya grandiflora seed in autumn and overwinter in a cold frame. Alternatively, sow seed in spring for plants that will flower into autumn. Allow plants to self-seed or collect seed after flowering and sow fresh for next year’s crop.
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