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Romneya coulteri 'White Cloud'

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Species Name: Romneya coulteri 'White Cloud
Common Name: White Cloud Matilija Poppy

A rare selection introduced by Theodore Payne himself. Spectacular white flowers--up to 8 inches wide with large yellow centers. Tolerates regular garden care. Can be invasive.

Plant Family: Papaveraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 4-5' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, spreads by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: March - July
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: List 4/ Red 1-2-3
Distribution: A selection for the garden. Introduced by Theodore Payne.
Natural Habitat: Dry washes and canyons below 4000' in Coastal Sage Scrub and Chaparral away from immediate coast

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