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Eomecon chionantha


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

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woodlands.


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

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