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Celandine Poppy

Celandine Poppy

Common Name: Celandine Poppy

Botanical Name: Stylophorum diphyllum

Celandine Poppy

Plant family: Papaveraceae

Location: Crystal Bridges Trail, Rock Ledge Trail, Tulip Tree Trail

Growing zone: 4a-8a

Height: 12-20 in.

Spread: 12-15 in.

Bloom time: March, April

Bloom description: Golden-yellow flowers with four rounded petals in early spring. The petals have the characteristic paper-like character of most poppies.

Leaf type: Dissected green leaves form a low-growing clump that appear before blooms.

Garden uses: A great native perennial that can be mixed with other native wildflowers for a stunning effect or used in mass plantings to brighten up a shaded garden. They like rich woodlands with part sun or shade and moist soil. Take note to plant with taller native perennials to hide the bare spots after the poppies go dormant in summer.