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Greater Celandine

Chelidonium majus

Also known as

Celandine Poppy, Cockfoot, Kenningwort, Sightwort, Swallow Wort, Tetterwort, Wartwort, Celandine, Nipplewort, Rock Poppy

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Greater Celandine Overview

A semi evergreen bushy perennial flowers in May and the name Chelidonium comes from the Greek for a swallow. Some said it flowered when the swallows arrived.This slightly spreading plant self seeds and naturalises freely.

Common problems with Greater Celandine

Generally pest & disease free

    How to harvest Greater Celandine

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Greater Celandine

    Seed

    Sow in situ in early spring

    Division

    Sow seeds in autumn or divide root in spring.

    Special features of Greater Celandine

    Attracts useful insects

    Other uses of Greater Celandine

    Is a useful addition to wildflower meadows or wildlife gardens in woodland conditions.