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Celandine poppy

Stylophorum diphyllum

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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 CharacteristicsScalloped, deeply cut leaves and bright yellow flowers. Native to woodlands of the eastern U.S. 

CareNeeds moist, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. in full or partial shade. Direct sun will scorch it.

PropagationDivide in spring, or sow seed in a cold frame in fall.

ProblemsSlugs and snails may attack plants.

  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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