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Eomecon chionantha
Common Name: Snow Poppy Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Eomecon chionantha
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This species is the only one in its genus which is part of the poppy family. Snow poppy hails from the woodlands of Eastern China. It is a rhizomatous (spreading though not invasive) plant 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.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Full - Part Sun Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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