Friday, May 6, 2011

I got so excited about the Snow Poppies, Eomecon chionantha, that I moved a grouping

into the Osmanthus copse at the GCA Circle. And I convinced Amanda to transplant a few to China Valley. In the picture she's planting some under one of the Magnolia denudata in the Memorial Planting at the top of China Valley. She also put a small drift across the trail under the Philadelphus. It is a lovely plant with leaves reminiscent of those of Bloodroot.

I happened to look it up in Graham Stuart Thomas; he liked it and has a better common name, "Poppy of the Dawn". He did mention that it can be a bit enthusiastic. I think we sited it appropriately.

1 comment:

MulchMaid said...

"A bit enthusiastic." What a gentle way to say it spreads!