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Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume'

Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume' - Plume Poppy - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

More About Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume'

  • AKA Bocconia cordata
  • Airy panicles of creamy-white flowers
  • Flowers age to a coral colour
  • Deeply lobed, large, lily pad-like leaves are gray-green with a whitish-green, hairy undersides
  • Self-seeds
  • Bloom Time: July to September
  • Flower Size: 30-40 cm

Zone:

4

Height:

180-240 cm

Spread:

90-120 cm

Colour:

Cream
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Plume Poppy Growing and Maintenance Tips

Removing unwanted shoots in the spring will help maintain size. Plants spread fairly quickly to form a large patch so it is a good choice for a large border. Clumps can be easily divided in the spring. Best grown in full sun to partial shade in a well-drained soil. 


Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Fast
Fast
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Upright

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing