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 CharacteristicsSilky and pastel-colored blossoms in shade.
CareKeep Japanese wood poppy properly hydrated, and you can enjoy its brilliant color in the shade.
ProblemsSuffers in heat.
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Bloom Time : Early Spring, Spring
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Light : Partial Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink, White
- Uses : Shade
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