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A picture of a Dendromecon rigida

Dendromecon rigida

Dendromecon rigida

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Dendromecon rigida — Bush poppy.

In the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Southern California.
A photo of Dendromecon rigida

Dendromecon rigida Overview

This lovely evergreen shrub can grow to 3m or more tall. It has leathery grey-green leaves to 10cm long. Profuse, poppy-like golden yellow flowers appear in early spring. These are about 8cm across and are lightly fragrant. The subspecies 'harfordii' can grow to a small tree, with a rounded crown to 6m high.

How to propagate Dendromecon rigida

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer, by seed in autumn or spring. By root cuttings in winter.

Seed

Other uses of Dendromecon rigida

Grown for their foliage and showy flowers.