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Romneya coulteri
Common Name: Matilija Poppy Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Romneya coulteri
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These upright blue-green foliaged poppies are deciduous subshrubs that prefer a hot, sunny space in well-drained, crummy soil. For this you will be rewarded with an almost continuous display of large, pure white, crinkled petals with prominent raised yellow stamens that appear on the ends of each stem and look like fried eggs sunny side up! Sometimes hard to establish and resents being moved - so choose the spot well! Cut back to the base in winter and mulch, if exposed.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Sage scrub, chaparral or along rocky watercourses. Open or mildly disturbed terrain, especially occuring after fires.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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