Is Orlaya Hardy?
Orlaya is a hardy annual and will tolerate exposure to frost. We transplanted seedlings out in early spring after our last frost date. Here in zone 5b it is common to have late spring frosts.
Should I deadhead Orlaya?
Care for White Lace Flower No pruning is required for these easy-care blooms, but you will want to deadhead whenever you see flowers start to wilt and fade.
What grows well with Orlaya?
Orlaya has an extremely unique appearance The bright white flowers are of course the perfect flower material for wedding design, but also makes for a wonderfully airy and elegant addition for any bouquets, especially when combined with other “wildflowers” including bachelor buttons, sweet peas, and phlox.
When should I plant Orlaya?
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.
Does Orlaya need full sun?
Performs best in full sun or light shade, in rich, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
How long does Orlaya grandiflora take to germinate?
21 to 30 days
Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination usually takes 21 to 30 days. Can also be sown outdoors direct into the soil during late summer/early autumn to produce earlier blooms the following year.
Is Orlaya grandiflora cut and come again?
Like all hardy annuals you need to prevent Orlaya setting seed so that it flowers for longer. It’s a cut and come again flower… the more flowers you cut the more the plant produces.
How do you care for Orlaya grandiflora?
- Position: full sun.
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil.
- Rate of growth: average.
- Flowering period: June to October.
- Hardiness: hardy annual.
- Garden care: Feed with a liquid fertiliser every two weeks when it is actively growing.
Do you cover Orlaya seed?
Perfect for cutting. Sow March to May. Sow seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays and cover with a very light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite.
Is Orlaya an annual?
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.
How do you cut Orlaya?
Orlaya Grandiflora Care Trim the flower stems to the preferred length. Arrange the stems in your clean vase filled with fresh water mixed with the flower food provided. Keep your flowers out of direct sunlight, away from radiators, drafts and even from your fruit bowl (ethylene shortens vase life)
How long does Orlaya take to germinate?
DAYS TO GERMINATION: Direct seed: 12-16 days at 60-65°F (16-18°C). Transplant: 7-14 days at 68-86°F (20-30°C), alternating day and night temperature.