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Macleaya cordata


Giant background plant with gorgeous blue-green lobed leaves and airy white/pink flowers. Provides dramatic height, texture, and leaf colour to the sun border. Pull out any over-enthusiastic intruders each spring to restrain its enthusiasm. If you want it to flower lower, shear off a foot or so once or twice during the season. Though it spreads I wouldn’t be without its drama in my garden. Note: It doesn’t like growing in pots so it will look thin at the nursery. Just plant it, you’ll see.

Common Name: Plume Poppy

Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 2-9

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Grassy places, open meadows and the grassy floors of Cryptomeria plantations.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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