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PlantFiles Pictures: Californian tree poppy (Romneya coulteri)

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Chilidawg
Rohnert Park, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2004
1:13 PM

Post #892136

Coulter's Matilija Poppy, California Tree Poppy
Romneya coulteri


Growing at Western Hills Nursey, May 30

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/2504/

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azulillo
Santiago
Chile
(Zone 4b)

June 2, 2004
5:38 PM

Post #893998

I have tried diferent ways to propagate this plant but i have very poor results.Any suggestions.
Its invadig my garden and having a lot of trouble getting it out .


Azulillo
lilystorm
San Jose, CA

June 2, 2004
9:12 PM

Post #894186

That is a lovely scene. Forgive my ignorance, but which one is the tree poppy?
Happenstance
Northern California, CA


June 2, 2004
10:34 PM

Post #894257

Beautiful picture! Great looking nursery property, is it on the Peninsula?
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Hi Tracey -

Obviously not my picture, but you might recognize a couple of the common names of this beautiful poppy:
“Matilija Poppy”
“Fried-Egg Flowers”

They can be invasive, I have them on the back hill. This plant now stands about 6' tall by 8' wide x 4' wide (I trim this side to keep it off the path). It has been in for a year.

They can also be difficult to get started and I've heard that about 1 in 3 plants do well. Of the three I have, one is doing great, one is so-so and one is marginal. The gophers have been after the two that aren't doing well. :-)

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Happenstance
Northern California, CA


June 2, 2004
10:35 PM

Post #894258

And the flower w/bud

Here's a link to Annie's Annuals page:
http://www.anniesannuals.com/signs/p%20-%20r/Romneya_coulteri_FEF.htm

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Chilidawg
Rohnert Park, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2004
7:16 PM

Post #895365

They are the white ones seen growing in the picture.

WESTERN HILLS NURSERY...16250 Coleman Valley Rd. Occidental, CA open Thursday thru Sunday Tel.: 707-874-3731

http://www.sonic.net/~weasel/western_hills.html

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Chilidawg
Rohnert Park, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2004
7:35 PM

Post #895381

Lilystorm, here is another shot:

http://yucca.standardout.com/pics/Chilidawg_1085976776_340.jpg

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