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Romneya ‘White Cloud’

Californian poppy

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1.5m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGrey

Description

Romneya ‘White Cloud’ (Californian poppy). A vigorous, bushy, woody-based perennial with large, mildly fragrant, cup-shaped, white flowers bearing distinctive, golden stamens throughout the summer. Has oval, deeply lobed, grey leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

U.S.A., Mexico

Interest and use

Foliage and fragrance flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will prefer a warm, sunny position with fertile, well-drained soil. Is difficult to establish, resents being moved and in very cold areas roots may need protection in winter. Once established, may spread rapidly.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings of basal shoots in early spring, by seed in autumn (transplanting seedlings without disturbing rootballs) or by root cuttings in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Wilt and caterpillars may be problematic.

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