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Growing Celandine Poppy (Wood Poppy)

February 22, 2006
Botanical Name: Stylophorum diphyllum
Life Cycle: perennial
Planting Time: spring
Height: 12" to 18"
Exposure: dappled sun to full shade
Soil: hummus rich, evenly moist soil
Hardiness: zones 4 to 9
Bloom Time: depending on zone, blooms repeatedly from late winter to early summer
Flower: lemon yellow to orange, poppy-like leaves
Foliage: bright blue-green, oak-shaped leaves
Propagation: seeds or division (fall or spring)
Suggested Use: shade beds and native plantings
Growing Hints: Plants are usually purchased as transplants, but they can also be started from seed. Sow seeds directly into ground in fall or spring after last frost (colder zones). Plants should not be allowed to dry out between watering.
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They tend to be quite prolific if planted in good soil and grow best when planted in locations toward the sunnier side of the shade spectrum.
Interesting Facts: The Celandine Poppy is a native wildflower to the Eastern regions of the United States and may be protected in some areas.
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