The Dirty Gardener Layia Playglossa Tidy Tips Seeds Flowers
The annual wildflower layia platyglossa is called coastal tidy tips. Tidy tips are found throughout California's low-elevation dry habitats, from the coast to the low foothills and desert edges, and into Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Average planting success with this species: 60%. Height: 12-14 inches. Germination: 10-30 days. Optimum soil temperature for germination: 70-75 f. Sowing depth: 1/16". Blooming period: March - May. Average seeds per pound: 350,000. Seeding rate: 6 lbs. Per acre. Suggested use: borders, rock gardens, mass plantings, raised beds. Miscellaneous: a compact, rapid growing annual with unlimited use around the garden. Tidy tips were formerly found throughout low-elevation dry habitats in California including the Mojave Desert and into Arizona and Utah. In pre-European times this plant was common in solid stands at lower elevations. Found in grassy valley floors, slopes of hills, openings in coastal sage scrub and chaparral, coastal plains, and in the high desert. A member of spring wildflower 'displays,' blooming March to June. Tidy tips like to be planted in well-drained soil. Doesn't like extreme heat or humidity but is very drought tolerant once established. The flowers are yellow with white tips. Makes a good cut flower or beautiful border. Seeds are packaged and germination tested for current year. Blooms March - June. Height 12 - 14 inches. Sowing depth 1/16 inch. Germination 1 - 4 weeks. Low water requirement.
- Fill your garden with sunshiny yellow and white blooms
- Wonderful in rock gardens, containers, raised beds and borders
- Grows from 12 to 14 inches tall and prefers dry habitats
- Easy to grow, germinates quickly and requires little maintenance