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Stylophorum diphyllum (Celandine poppy)
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Stylophorum diphyllum

Celandine poppy

Golden-yellow flowers appear in spring (4-petaled)
Habit: Open woods, in rich, often neutral soil
Culture: Desirable for the wild garden or shady border
Native Range: Midland and adjacent Northeastern states

Brilliant yellow flowers bloom in spring atop blue-green, pinnately lobed foliage. Leaf underside has a silvery cast. An easy to grow native that will self sow and form a dense shade groundcover. Tolerates all but the driest conditions. Beautiful with Virginia Bluebells, Columbine, Goats Beard, Wild Ginger and Woodland Phlox.

SIZE
Stylophorum diphyllum LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

12-24 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Celandine poppy Interesting Notes

Underground stems are thick, the stems contain a bright yellow sap which was formerly used as a dye by Native Americans. Native to Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia & West Virginia.

Stylophorum diphyllum Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plants will go dormant in early summer if soils dry out. No serious insect or disease problems. Self-seeding may be a problem if plants are grown in borders. Best grown in medium to wet, humusy soils in part shade to full shade.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Moist
Moist
Early Spring
Early Spring
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Groundcover
Groundcover

Additional Information

Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Green Infrastructure
Woodland
Attributes
Native to North America
Ephemeral
Propagation Type
Open pollinated