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common name: Snow Poppy, Dawn Poppy, Chinese Bloodroot
growth rate: fast
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Vigorous, spreading, rhizomatous perennial with distinctive, roughly heart-shaped, scalloped edge leaves, green or greyish-green and slightly fleshy . Upright stems carry loose panicles of thin-petalled, poppy-like, white flowers from mid spring to midsummer.
Well drained, moist, humus rich soil which does not dry out in summer, in part shade or full sun. May spread rapidly, even becoming invasive, in ideal, fertile growing conditions.
By seed, division or replanting of rooted runners.
Effective ground cover, with an unusual and interesting leaf shape, plus delicate flowers.
pronounced: ee-oh-MEE-kon ky-oh-NAN-tha