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Romneya coulteri

Tree poppy

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  • Romneya coulteri | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Romneya coulteri | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsSeptember
  • Height1.25m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite centred yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Romneya coulteri (Tree poppy). This is a giant perennial with large and fragrant flowers with blue-green foliage.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Matilija poppy

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Fragrance, border, hedging

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer a warm, sunny position with fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

For best results propagate by root cuttings taken in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Wilt and caterpillars may be problematic.

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