Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Celandine Poppy

Stylophorum diphyllum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Early (Feb - Apr)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Medium Sun/Average Shade, Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

16 to
inches

Spread:

18 to
inches
Size
Height: 16 to
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Size
Height: 16 to
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Naturalize in shaded gardens or woodlands.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grows best in rich, moist soil in shade. Plants go dormant in early summer if soil dries out. Will naturalize by self-seeding if growing conditions are favorable. Ants distribute seeds.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

An early spring bloomer for the shade garden. Showy yellow flowers in April and May are held above lobed, blue-green leaves that bleed yellow.

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