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Tennessee Wholesale Nursery - Reviews on Celandine Poppy Plant

The celandine poppy plant I purchased is showing out this year! It blooms the first month I bought it from you. I know you're supposed to wait till spring, but I was anxious, and it gave me lots of joy. I will be a long-standing customer.

Joy Hawkins, Seattle

About The Celandine Poppy Plant - Tennessee Wholesale Nursery Reviews

The Celandine Poppy plant or Wood Poppy is a spring and early summer herbaceous perennial. Its scientific name is Stylophorum Diphyllum. This yellow-flowered perennial is a part of the poppy family and is native to moist woodlands like those in the Eastern United States.

Where to Grow The Celandine Poppy plant?

The wood poppy grows best in zone 4 to 9 and has a beautiful yellow flower in the spring and early summer. It is found in most deciduous forests in Ontario, Canada, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Alabama, Missouri, Michigan, and Georgia.

Usually, this plant grows in open woods, along streams, and in ravines, anywhere there is excellent rich soil.

It is a wildflower with a relatively long lifespan that adapts well to flower gardens and is used as an ornamental plant.

The plant grows to about one and a half feet tall and has a one-foot spread. The flower goes dormant when the soil dries, but the foliage remains until the first frosts.

The root is woody and thick, and the leaves can be as large as six inches long by two and a half inches wide. The bluish-green leaves are double pinnate and have rounded lobes.

History of the Celandine Poppy Plant

This poppy has an orange sap in the stem and was once used by Native Americans as a skin dye. It can stain hands. The plant flowers in early spring and summer and has a bright yellow-orange flower. Blossoms come out in small clusters on the ends of the 12-inch stems. Flowers have a buttercup appearance with four petals.

Where to Plant The Celandine Poppy

This plant is best suited to shady areas or native plant gardens. It makes a perfect focal point in a wildflower garden or along a path. It also contrasts nicely with large-leafed plants.

Plant where there is early spring sun before the trees become green but have shade later in spring. It loves rich, moist woodland soil but also does well and resists drought once grown.

This plant can be propagated by dividing it or by seed. However, it will self-seed but is not aggressive, and you can pull up any unwanted plants.

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