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Stylophorum diphyllum (Wood Poppy or Golden Poppy)

Let some light into your spring woodland garden with lemon-yellow flowers! Blue-green foliage and fuzzy seedpods complete the package with this precious little ephemeral plant. It re-seeds itself, but is never unwelcome or invasive. This plant has been a huge hit with our customers – if you don’t have wood poppies, you definitely need one! 2″ yellow blossoms, dark green, divided leaves.

Wood Poppy is a handsome perennial with bluish-green lobed leaves. The plant forms 18″ clumps. From March to May, clusters of bright yellow, 2-inch buttercup-like flowers appear and are followed by nodding green hairy pods. Naturalize in shaded areas of woodland, shade, wildflower or native plant gardens. This poppy is good for beginners.

All of our woodland plants grow naturally on rich, moist forest floors and are perfectly suited for your garden. Add them to an existing wooded area or create your own woodland garden. Dappled shade and humus-rich soil provide perfect growing conditions.

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NF360BAG Stylophorum diphyllum (Wood Poppy or Golden Poppy) 25 18 $44.50
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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 12-18"
Spacing 12-18"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Partial shade to full shade
Foliage Dark green, divided leaves
Flower 2" yellow blossoms
Bloomtime March - May

General Information +

Botanical: Stylophorum diphyllum

Common: Wood Poppy or Golden Poppy

Family: Papaveraceae

General Characteristics: An excellent plant for the woodland garden, the Wood Poppy has bright, very showy, yellow flowers that bloom heavy in spring and then sporadically throughout the summer. Best grown in medium wet to wet, loamy soils in part shade to full shade. Plants will go dormant in early summer if soils dry out. The stems contain a bright yellow sap which was used as a dye by Native Americans. Wood poppy is a native wildflower which occurs most often in moist woodlands and along streambanks. Features 4-petaled, yellow flowers which bloom in spring in small clusters atop stems typically growing 12-18" tall. Blue-green, pinnately lobed foliage is silvery below. It is simple to identify because of its paired leaves, brilliant yellow flowers, and bristly fruits. The species is also cultivated and grows well in many conditions.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to hold the roots. If any roots seem tightly bound, loosen before planting. Fill the hole with water and position the plant so the crown (where the roots meet the stem) is just slightly below the soil line. Fill the hole with soil and water again. Best grown in medium wet to wet, humusy soils in part shade to full shade. Plants will go dormant in early summer if soils dry out. Will naturalize easily by self-seeding in optimum growing conditions.