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botanical name:
Eomecon chionantha
Eomecon chionantha © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Snow Poppy, Dawn Poppy, Chinese Bloodroot
family:  Papaveraceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.40m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: 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.

other notes:
pronounced: ee-oh-MEE-kon ky-oh-NAN-tha
or: chi-oh-NAN-tha

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