If you live in the Mid-Atlantic and have a shady spot, this is the plant for you. Celandine poppies cover themselves in bright yellow flowers in the early spring and bloom again in the late fall. They are easy to grow, short—perfect for borders—and stay green throughout the summer. A full-proof flower to plant and adore, year after year. Scroll down for planting tips.
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Explore the history, types, and where to plant native Celandine Poppy
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How to grow Celandine Poppy
Celandine Poppies love shady, damp areas. Their natural habitat is beneath trees that shed leaves to keep the soil consistently moist and always full of organic matter. If you have a spot in your landscaping that sounds similar, that is the spot to plant Celandine Poppies.
Here is a quick overview of a gardener’s use of Celandine Poppies in their garden (along with some native azaleas!)
Added bonus: Celandine Poppy is deer-proof
Deer do NOT eat Celandine Poppy! If you’re worried about deer nibbling your garden, Celandine Poppies are a perfect native plant.
What to plant with Celandine Poppy
Pair Celandines with other native plants that like shade and moist areas. Plants like Alum Root and ferns are perfect pairings.
Celandine Poppy is an excellent native flower for any shady, consistently moist area. Because they are short, they are also perfect for borders or underneath trees. Plant them once and they will come back, year after year.