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Macleaya cordata

Plume poppy

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread1m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Macleaya cordata (Plume poppy). This is a tall graceful plant it can grow to an impressive 8 feet high. In mid to late summer it will produce panicles of white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial

Other common names

Tree celandine

Origin

China, Japan

Interest and use

Cutting bed, dried arrangements, border

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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. They are fully hardy and should be grows in full sun with well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in early spring or by root cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May spread rapidly.

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