Glaucidium palmatum (Japanese wood poppy)

Glaucidium palmatum

Japanese wood poppy
Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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(Glaucidium palmatum)
If you dwarfed flowering raspberry ( Rubus odoratus , Zones 3–7) and sent it to finishing school, Japanese wood poppy would be the result. Birders will note that Glaucidium is also the name of a genus of owls, and gardeners may, ahem, hoot and flap when they see Japanese wood poppy in full bloom. This debutant may need a year or two to refine before flowering, but when it does, the coming-out party is a show of violet sepals. (White varie­ties are also available.) Naturally, it will wilt in the heat and will require shade and regular water. -Justin Nichols, #Fine Gardening 147 (October 2012), page 70 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Silky and pastel-colored blossoms in shade.
Care:  Keep Japanese wood poppy properly hydrated, and you can enjoy its brilliant color in the shade.
Problems:  Suffers in heat.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
White
Uses
Color,
Naturalizing,
Shade
Type
Perennials

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