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Glaucidium palmatum
Common Name: Japanese Wood Poppy Family: Glaucidiaceae (The Glaucidium Family)

Glaucidium palmatum
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Star of the early spring garden, this famous Japanese woodlander has large, silky, pale purple-pink blossoms over attractively textured foliage. Hard to find and highly prized. The flowers resemble a single peony or pink buttercup which speaks to the confusion in its taxonomy. Previously placed in either the Buttercup or Peony families, Japanese Wood Poppy has most recently been placed in its very own family. Best in moist but well-drained soil in cool shade.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height4-8'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-7  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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