Eomecon chionantha/Snow Poppy

Eomecon chionantha / Eomecon chionantha
Foliage and a scattering of white flowers
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Foliage and a scattering of white flowers

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Makes an interesting ground cover planting

Ground cover may need to be contained in areas that contain a rich humus because plants spread rather rapidly

Area of ground cover doubled in a couple of years

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Scientific Name: Eomecon chionantha
Common Name: Snow Poppy
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Require constant moisture during the growing season, but don't be too kind to it as it may become a noxious weed.