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PlantFiles: Chinese Celandine Poppy
Stylophorum lasiocarpum

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stylophorum (sty-loh-FOR-um) (Info)
Species: lasiocarpum (las-ee-oh-KAR-pum) (Info)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jbgregg On May 3, 2010, jbgregg from Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Nice texture and color in the woodland garden in late spring/early summer. Much less invasive than its American cousin - other noted differences are a paler blossom, leaf shape, and seed pods that are vertical instead of drooping. Works well as single specimen or mass.


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

Richmond, California
Baltimore, Maryland
Painted Post, New York
Bellingham, Washington

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