Greater Celandine, Swallow Wort
Chelidonium majus var. laciniatum

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chelidonium (kel-ee-DON-ee-um) (Info)
Species: majus var. laciniatum

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chicago, Illinois

Imperial, Nebraska

Saranac Lake, New York

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 18, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This short lived perennial is native to Europe and western Asia. It was brought to this country by early settlers, and has naturalized over a large area.

It is said to have many medicinal qualities in folk medicine.

It is monotypicthe only species in its genus.

It was named after Swallows because it is said that it starts blooming when the swallows return in spring and stops blooming when they leave in the autumn.