GREATER CELANDINE

FAMILY: Papaveraceae | GENUS: CHELIDONIUM majus

TYPE
  • Biennials
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Poisonous/Toxic

Plant Details

This European native grows 23 ft. tall and 10 in. wide, with several erect stems rising from the rootstock. Smooth, bright green leaves, 410 in. long, are attractively cut and lobed. Profuse yellow to orange-yellow flowers to 1 in. wide bloom in summer. Self-sows freely and naturalizes (sometimes too well; may become invasive). Double-flowered 'Flore Pleno' also seeds itself freely. Both forms are best in wild gardens. Juice from the stems is said to get rid of warts.

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