Growing Macleaya

Latin Name Pronunciation: mack-lay' a

The plants in this genus are distinguished by their large stature, sculptured foliage, and graceful plume-like inflorescences. They work well in the mixed border, as a seasonal tall screen, or as a specimen plant along the edge of a pond.

Light/Watering: Grow in full sun and in moist, well-drained soil.

Continuing Care: Plants spread rapidly. Divide every year or two in spring to keep them in check.