Tree poppy

Romneya coulteri

Tree poppy - Romneya coulteri

Common Name: Tree poppy
Genus: Romneya
Species: coulteri

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Gold, White, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: July to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Papery, pure-white, poppy-like flowers with golden-yellow centres from July to October and handsome deeply lobed grey-green leaves. This wonderful white tree poppy makes an excellent specimen plant for a sunny mixed border. Often slow to establish and resentful of disturbance it requires fertile well-drained soil and shelter from strong winds. Can be propagated from root cuttings taken in the winter-early spring months.

  • Garden care: Cut back flower stems close to the base in March. Provide a deep dry mulch in the winter months for protection.


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