Thursday, 13 November 2014


Californian tree poppy, Romneya coulteri, is an excellent specimen plant for a sunny mixed border. Just be aware that this handsome plant is one of the tallest members of the poppy family as well as having the largest flower in the genus!

While the plants can prove tricky to get going as they resent transplanting, once established they will spread readily. The Californian tree poppy requires fertile, well-drained soil, and shelter from strong winds. It can be propagated from root cuttings taken in the winter-early spring months. You'll be rewarded with lots of "fried egg" blooms for many many weeks!

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. How interesting! And the lovely photos too.

  2. Amazing photos - love the flowers!

  3. I loved and lost these handsome flowers.
    Hard to grow over here. They need tyour warm climate.

  4. Spectacular. Another I am not acquainted with but then, it wouldn't stand a chance in my windy, dry garden. Thank you for bringing it to my notice.

  5. I am familiar with poppies, but not tree poppies. These are beautiful. I wonder whether I can grow them in Virginia. I must investigate.