Plant family: Papaveraceae - Poppy
Plant type: Shrub, Slope Stabilizer
Plant origin: N/A, California, Horticultural Selection
Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam
Attracts Wildlife, Exceptional Fragrance, Good for Cut Flowers, Hedges and Screens, Slope Stabilizer
The Matilija Poppy 'White Cloud' variety is similar to Romneya coulteri, having a fuzz on the calyx and thinner, narrower leaves. We find this selection to stay a little more compact, have profuse, delicately scented flowers and a slightly longer flowering season. The 6" wide flowers are precision white with a yellow, round center. 'White Cloud' foliage is an attractive bluish green. These bushes spread via rhizomes and can be utilized in a beautiful hedge, if properly controlled. The bushes tend to reach four feet in height and spread as long as there is room.
Hybrid, random; origin = plant (19__) R. coulteri x R. trichoclayx?; intro Theodore Payne pre-1956
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