The Californian tree poppy, Romneya
coulteri, is at its peak now.
White lupins, hydrangeas, romneya
and dianthus will shimmer and have a cooling effect.
Take root cuttings of Oriental poppies, verbascum, romneya
Also blooming are native Romneya
coulteri (pictured), which has fried egg-like blossoms, and 2- to 3-foot-tall African Impatiens niamniamensis, with "red-and-yellow flowers that look like candy corn," says Dry Garden owner Richard Ward.
During the dormant season, many species such as Acanthus (Bear's Britches), Aesculus (Horse Chestnut), Aralia, Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince), Eryngium (Sea Holly), Papaver (Poppy) Romneya
(Californian Poppy) and Spiraea can be propagated by taking root cuttings.
One of Procter's most beautiful floral compositions, White Poppies (whereabouts unknown), presents just two stems of the glistening white tree poppy, Romneya
coulteri, standing in a dark moulded ceramic jug.
mellifera Shrub Loasaceae Mentzelia micrantha Annual Onagraceae Camissonia californica Annual Papaveraceae Romneya
coulteri Suffrutescent(*) Polemoniaceae Allophyllum glutinosum Annual Scrophulariaceae Antirrhinum coulterianum Annual A.
I shall also take a couple of pots of alliums and divide the bulbs for placing into the border with agapanthus and romneya
for a great little display.
These include Japanese maples, caryopteris, some ceanothus and romneya
If you look at the leaves you see similarities with Sanguinaria canadensis, (Canadian bloodroot) and the root system has the same 'quest forth' attitude as Romneya
coulteri, the California tree poppy.
Root cuttings can be used to propagate a wide range of perennials including Acanthus (Bear's Britches), Aesculus (Horse Chestnut), Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince), Eryngium (Sea Holly), Papaver (Poppy) and Romneya
With huge, diaphanous white flowers atop 6- to 8-foot-tall stems, Romneya
coulteri is regal, indeed.