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One of the most prettiest flowers you can grow which also flower early in the season. With a ring of dainty flowers forming a beautifil lacy umbel shape which is  more sophisticated than other umbels.


When to Sow: Sep -Nov & Mar-May

Best sowed in Autumn as needs cold stratification.

In Autumn Surface sow onto a tray of moist well-drained compost. Lightly press the seeds into the compost to make contact . Cover with a sprinkling of soil. Leave oudoors/in greenhous or coldframe to let nature cold stratify. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to individual pots.

Seeds can be tricky to germinate in Springtime. Place seeds into the freezer for 2 weeks before sowing,  then sow as above.  Ideal temp. 18°C. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to individual pots.


  • Classification: Hardy Annual
  • Expert Level:  Medium
  • Germination Time: 3-5 Weeks but can take longer


  • Site: Full Sun
  • Soil Type: Chalk/ Loam
  • Soil Acidity: All Types
  • Mositure: Well drained
  • Care: Deadhead to prolong flowering
  • Use: Cut Flowers, Garden Bordes
  • Harvesting: Cut when blooms are 50% to fully open and dip stems into boiling water to prevent wilting.
  • Days to Maturity:  65-70 Days


  • Vase Life: 7-10 Days
  • Height: 50-70cm
  • Plant Spacing: 20cm

Orlaya Grandiflora

  • 30 Seeds per packet Approx.

    Please note that the majority of our seeds are packed by volume so the number of seeds indicated is an approximation.

    We make every effort to provide British seeds where possible, but in some cases our British Growers are unable to grow in sufficient quantities to meet our demand or the seeds are subject to Plant breeders' rights which means it is only possible for us to buy these seeds from certain non UK flower farms 

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