This big perennial makes a big impact with its lovely gray-green foliage and big, 5-inch-wide fragrant flowers with a sunny yellow center.
Matilija poppy can be a fast spreader and is deer and rabbit resistant, so it's a good choice for slopes and other open areas where it can grow to its heart's content. It's not a good pick for small spots, however, and doesn't typically thrive in container gardens. Grow it in full sun and well-drained soil. Matilija poppy is native to areas of the American Southwest.
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 4 to 8 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- Spreads indefinitely
- Flower Color:
- White flowers
- Bloom Time:
- Blooms throughout the summer
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant
A Simple, Late-Summer Perennial Garden Plan
Pure white, summer-blooming peacock flower is a perfect fit for Matilija poppy. Both thrive in full sun and peacock flower's grassy foliage provides great textural contrast.Rosemary
Rosemary, an easy-care shrub, can get about the same size as Matilija poppy, and its dark green foliage makes a wonderful backdrop.Kangaroo paw
Cheery kangaroo paw, with its intriguing flowers and grassy foliage, also creates a great textural contrast against big Matilija poppy.
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