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Yellow Wood Poppy - Celandine Poppy

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Yellow Wood Poppy - Celandine Poppy

The Yellow Wood Poppy, Stylophorum diphyllum is a perennial plant native to woodland areas and thrives in moist, fertile soil. It is a striking plant with showy orange and yellow ruffled blooms. The poppy has leafy stalks, and the notched-shaped basal leaves of the plant also add to the overall beauty of this species. The blue-green leaves contrast nicely with the yellow flowers of the plant. The prime blooming season for the flowers is in spring (March – June) although intermittent blooming may continue through summer. The plant produces a yellow-orange sap which was utilized by Native Americans as a dye. The flowers are also an attraction for bees. It is quite beneficial to deadhead the flowers to encourage blooming.

Ideal for a shade garden, the Yellow Wood Poppy has a long life, grows in both shade and partial shade during the summer, but does prefer partial sun in the spring.

It is a self-sowing plant. The growing height for these unique plants reaches from 12 – 18 inches. Propagation is accomplished by dividing clumps or by collecting the seeds. The plant is attractive in a natural landscape selection, especially when combined with other woodland species such as phlox, Virginia bluebells, hostas, and ferns. The stunning yellow frilly flowers are useful in mass, or they can be contrasted with flowers in hues of pinks, blues, whites to add interest and brighten shady areas.

Woodland plants are an excellent choice when choosing to construct a garden to evoke a more natural and relaxed environment. Plants can be interspersed with stepping stones to make a pathway or can be designed into shady borders underneath trees. They do not require elaborate outlines but can be shaped in free form style as they would naturally form in nature. The poppy is a hardy wildflower and is resilient with no significant insects or disease issues. It is a beautiful addition to any woodland plant garden.


Yellow Wood Poppy - Celandine Poppy ships as: Bare root


  • USDA Zones 4-9
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  • Color: Yellow
  • Season: Spring, Summer
  • Height: 2 feet
  • Exposure: Partial Sun and Shade
  • Ships As: Root/Rhizome
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 29 reviews
  • 5
    Yellow Wood Poppy- Celandine Poppy

    Apr 16, 2024 Reviewer: Madeline Micceri Mignone

    I planted these plants a bit late last year with the idea that the planting wouldn't be successful. This Spring, I am pleased to say all the plants came up and the beautiful yellow flowers light up my garden, giving it a pop of color.

  • 5
    Wood Poppy

    Mar 21, 2024 Reviewer: Pamela Hubbard

    I had no idea there were wood poppies native for my area. They came very healthy and I've put them where they'll feel like they are close enough to the woods to be safe but with enough sun to thrive. Thank you for the wonderful care in shipping everything according to the moisture it needs. Perfectly done!

  • 4

    Mar 15, 2024 Reviewer: Monica

    I received three plants with good roots. I put them in pots because they are too young to survive in the garden

  • 5
    Wood Poppies

    Dec 20, 2023 Reviewer: Ran

    Package of three arrived in good condition, nice healthy roots, looking forward to spring!

  • 5
    Celandine Poppy

    Jul 05, 2023 Reviewer: Scott M.

    My order arrived promptly and in fine condition.

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