Romneya coulteri
“Matilija Poppy”
“Fried-Egg Flowers”

Romneya coulteri “Matilija Poppy” “Fried-Egg Flowers”Romneya coulteri “Matilija Poppy” “Fried-Egg Flowers”

Native to the Coast Ranges & coastal valleys of Southern CA & making a spectacular plant, 6-8' high & wide. Along the upper part of the thick gray-green stems are displayed huge (up to 9” across) slightly scented, white, crepe-papery, “poppy” flowers with glossy, yellow stamens. Bloom season is from late Spring to Summer (or Fall if watered). Best used in marginal areas-since it spreads so vigorously from rhizomes-like on a hillside, along a roadside, or a very large border. Tolerates many soils & needs no Summer water. Cut back to base in Fall & new shoots will emerge with first rains.

PLEASE NOTE: Romneya coulteri is VERY SENSITIVE TO ROOT DISTURBANCE. Transplant very carefully, & let the plant grow into at least a gallon sized pot before planting out into the garden. Don’t overwater! Unfortunately due to how sensitive this plant is we can not guarantee it past its receipt!


Low-Avg. Water

USDA zones 6-11