Celandine poppy

Stylophorum diphyllum

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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Celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)
sty-lo-FOR-um dy-FIL-lum
Celandine poppy is an eastern U.S. native wildflower with attractive leaves and flowers. It prefers moist, shady areas and will naturalize in a site it likes. Leaves are bluish green, deeply cut, and lobed. Summer brings bright yellow, poppy flowers in small clusters. Use in a woodland, border, or rock garden. It may become weedy.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Scalloped, deeply cut leaves and bright yellow flowers. Native to woodlands of the eastern U.S. 
Care:  Needs moist, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. in full or partial shade. Direct sun will scorch it.
Propagation:  Divide in spring, or sow seed in a cold frame in fall.
Problems:  Slugs and snails may attack plants.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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