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Stylophorum diphyllum (Celandine poppy, Flaming poppy, Wood poppy)

Stylophorum diphyllum Photo/Illustration: Steve Aitken


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Stylophorum diphyllum sty-lo-FOR-um dy-FIL-lum Common Name: Celandine poppy, Flaming poppy, Wood poppy
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.
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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