General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: Oblong brown pods containing dark brownish-black seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: White to cream in color.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Readily self seeds
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • Plume Poppy
  • Bocconia
  • Five-Seeded Plume-Poppy

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