Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Chelidonium majus

Chelidonium majus
great celandine

Common name great celandine
Family papaveraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size 12-24"
Light sun-part shade
From seed self-seeds in our garden

Wildflower sporting four-petaled yellow poppy flowers and soft-textured, scalloped foliage on hairy stems. We grow it in a few less tamed areas of our garden, to very nice effect. It does seed itself around a good bit, but isn't difficult to remove where it is not wanted. First flowers in early May of its second year. Ours came from seed labeled 'Flore Pleno', and sure enough, the flowers are double. And they come true as doubles through many generations.

Chelidonium majus
great celandine
Soon after flowering, upright seedpods develop

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Chelidonium majus

I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments