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botanical name:
Macleaya x kewensis
Macleaya x kewensis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Plume poppy
family:  Papaveraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 2.50m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: buff
stem/bark: grey-green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
description:
Grey green leaves and creamy buff flowers in loose panicles during the summer.

cultivation:
Best in full sun but will tolerate some shade. Moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil.

propagation:
From seed or by division of the rhizomes when dormant. Root cuttings in winter.

usage:
Best in back of border.

other notes:
Hybrid of Macleaya cordata x Macleaya microcarpa
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