Eomecon chionantha or snow poppy is a rhizomatous perennial that bears small pure white poppy-like flowers.
Eomecon chionantha is the only species in its genus and hails from the poppy family. Snow poppy is from the woodlands of Eastern China. It is a spreading, rhizomatous perennial that bears small pure white poppy-like flowers from late spring to summer. It has dull green, almost circular leaves that are toothed at the margins. Can be used as a ground cover on shady banks. Part shade is best in moist but well-drained soil. Can be grown in sun if adequate moisture is available.
Common Name: Snow Poppy
Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-10
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Woodlands.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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