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Macleaya cordata
Macleaya cordata
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Macleaya cordata

Plume Poppy

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.348.050

Plume Poppy is a giant background plant with handsome, deeply lobed powdery grey-green leaves, topped in summer by big cream-coloured plumes. Plants will spread fairly quickly to form a large patch, so be sure to remove unwanted shoots in the spring. May also be grown in a large tub or pot, above the ground or sunk to the rim. Foliage and flowers are splendid for cutting. Quite popular as a specimen in large borders. Clumps are easily divided in early spring or late fall.

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Macleaya cordata

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   180-300 cm
   70-117 inches
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate