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Romneya coulteri

Matilija Poppy
Zone: 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Height: Minimum 4 feet , Maximum 6 feet
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Also known as 'fried egg plant' for its huge white flowers in late summer that look just like that. This is a big plant, fast-growing to 5' tall and forming large clumps of stalks with blue-green foliage and those fabulous flowers. HOT, DRY, DROUGHTY neglect is what it wants and lots of space. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:18 PM

The Romneya in my yard is a large shrub that freezes to the ground every winter and comes back stronger spreading somewhat. The paper like large white flowers are spectacular. A California native, this plant needs very little water in the summer so I suspect that it is a West Coast plant.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:18 PM

These blooms are worth the winning--large, frail, built of the thinnest crumpled white silk (Reginald Farrer), they look like a fried egg! with their showy yellow stamens; vigorous 8-10' shrub. Sun/Med-Dry/GdDrain

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:18 PM

Gray green foliage and dazzling crepe paper like white flowers with golden centers on this California native. 4' tall and spreading. No summer water!

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