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Matilija Poppy / Fried Egg Poppy

Romneya coulteri
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Annuals & Perennials Size Chart

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Typically available from spring to late summer. Check with your local store for current availability. 

Shrubby perennial with an upright growth habit. Huge, white flowers with yellow centers, resembling a sunny side up egg, bloom late spring to summer. Blooms have a slight fragrance. California native! Use in native and water-wise gardens. 

Plant with California Poppy


  • Landscape Size: 6'-8' tall, 6'-8' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Very Low
  • USDA Zone: 8a
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Spreading
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Waterwise, Deer Resistant, Fragrant

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Thrives in enriched soil with good drainage. Cut back hard at the end of the growing season. Requires little or no water once established. 



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