California Tree Poppy
Looking to fill in a large area with an easy and drought tolerant but also beautiful plant? California Tree Poppy is a perfect candidate! Plants grow 6-8 feet tall and can spread seemingly forever via their underground rhizomes making it a great plant for semi-wild or naturalized plantings as well as the front yard xeric chaparral. Native to Southern California yet perfectly hardy and happy all the way up the West Coast. The flowers on these are GIANT and resemble fried eggs with their big white petals and yellow stamens in the center.
Latin Name: Romneya coulteri
Site and Soil: Full sun and well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season.
Hardiness: Hardy to at least 10º F. and probably root hardy down to 0°F.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height by 6-20 ft. wide
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 8