Needs plenty of space to spread its plumes of tiny pink or whitish-buff flowers. The bronze lobed leaves are 8 inch wide and grey-white on the undersides.
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Keep well watered until established.
The sap of this plant is a potent orange stain. I find this out every year, because the wandering habits of this species prompt me to pull stalks that come up where I want other things to grow. Not a problem (the wandering, or the stain), but worth knowing up front.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|sandra lee||Aug 18, 2006||OMG!!! I had this 'mystery' plant growing in my yard...That is it!!!! You had it here---awesome picture of it helped me out....Thank you for an awesome site!!!|
|johanna moore||Jul 20, 2008||just saw this plant in fieldstone gardens in vassalboro maine for open farm day. they had an area at one end of their garden that had a complete wall of these. the buzz of the bees as you walked through was amazzzzzing. they loved it as much as I did. I'm saving up some scheckles and going back to get some for my garden. the great wall of plume poppies. built in a few years rather than a few hundred.|
|annie||Apr 25, 2011||i love this plant. my friend erica gave it to me in seattle and it was in my garden there. when i moved to calif i brought some with me and it loves it here. i gave some to my friend dustin and she finally tracked down what it is and sent me this link. it is a wonderful addition to any garden and has magnificent gorgeous leaves.
|Bobbi||May 18, 2011||I've been trying to identify this for a few years! I started with a little transplant. I like this plant but it's proved to be invasive. The roots travel underground and once they get into the middle of other plants, they are impossible to remove. I recommend planting it in a deep pot buried so that it can't spread.|
|Mary||Aug 22, 2011||Just bought this plant to go into our NGS garden. Have taken note of it's spreading habit, so will confine it to a big pot! Thanks for website. |
|Carol Stevens||Aug 12, 2013||Been trying to find out what this is it grew in my garden in emsworth south of England now I have found out what it is I may find it a better home instead of by my compost bin. It is now 7 foot high |
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