Belonging to the Romneya genus, Matilija poppy has a botanical name of Romneya coulteri.
Large spreading plant with glaucous foliage and impressive huge white flowers with golden stamens.It is a flower that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Matilija poppy is known for growing to a height of approximately 2.00 metres (6.50 feet). This plant tends to bloom in late spring.
United States is believed to be where Matilija poppy originates from.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Matilija poppy is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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Tolerates many soils including clay as long as well drained. Hates summer water and fertilizer. Native to hillsides of southern california and northern Baja.Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water very sparingly. Use Zone 8 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Matilija poppy is thought of as hardy, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Matilija poppy so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Matilija poppy so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Matilija poppy plants:
Coulter's matilija poppy, Californian tree poppy
Romneya coulteri Harv.
01 Jul 2011
native of southern california which adapts well to the pacific northwest. Spectacular flowers and highly drought tolerant. Likes clay if the drainage is good, likes poor soil. dies back in winter. Thi