Orlaya - Key Growing Information
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. Chill seed at 40-45°F (4-7°C) for 1-2 weeks prior to sowing in the greenhouse.
SOWING: Make 2-3 successive sowings, 2 weeks apart for a continuous summer harvest. Support may be necessary. Direct seed (recommended): Sow seed thinly in rows, covering lightly, in early spring after last frost. If growing in the South, sow seed in the fall. Transplant: Sow 4-5 weeks before planting outside. When the first true leaves appear transplant into larger containers. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.
Note: Plants do not perform well in temperatures above 85°F (29°C).
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil. Will tolerate dry soil.
PLANT SPACING: 9-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh:Harvest when approximately 80% of the flowers in the umbel are open. Flowers should be crisp white with no hint of pollen shed. Dried: Once seed pods form.
USES: Excellent cut flower. Back of beds and borders. Dried.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Orlaya grandiflora
ALTERNATE NAME: White lace flower