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Macleaya cordata
Common Name: Plume Poppy Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Macleaya cordata
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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.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Grassy places, open meadows and the grassy floors of Cryptomeria plantations.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone2-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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