This lusty California lady doles out a generous serving of large, crepe-paper-like white flowers with showy yellow stamens, sunny-side up style. Beautiful, lightly scented, 9 in. wide blooms festoon the upper reaches of stout glabrous stems cloaked in irregularly-lobed gray-green leaves. A shrubby, tough-as-nails perennial that spreads by vigorous rhizomes, the Matilija Poppy’s native haunts include southern California’s Coastal ranges and valleys, and in cultivation, broad beds, hillsides or other formidable sites suit her just fine. Undaunted by deer, poor soil and summer drought, she needs a lot of space, well-drained soil, minimal root disturbance and an annual autumn cut back.
Size: 6' 0" – 8' 0" high x 4' 0" & spreading wide.
Hardy to zone 7.