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Macleaya Genus

Plume poppy

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Macleaya genus (Plume poppy). The genus consists of rhizomatous perennials, they will produce tubular flowers which will shed their petals as they open. The leaves are heart-shaped and grey-green to olive green.

Characteristics

Perennials

Origin

Japan China

Interest and use

Grown for their overall appearance.

Cultivation

They are frost-hardy plants and will prefer full sun and moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. You must protect from cold winds.

Propagation

Propagate by division or by seed in early spring or late autumn. Rooted rhizomes can be transplanted when dormant. Root cuttings can be inserted in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May spread rapidly.

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