Hunnemannia fumariifolia 'Sunlite'

Mexican Tulip Poppy, Golden Cup

This south-of-the-border cousin of the California Poppy has clear yellow flowers with stiff stems. If cut before the buds open, they will last up to a week in water. The feathery clumps of silvery blue-green foliage grace mixed beds, borders and windowboxes. Prefers alkaline soil, and will not tolerate wet conditions. Usually an annual, but can winter in a greenhouse (and will even bloom). Grows as a perennial in frost-free climates. Soak seeds before planting, sow in late summer or early autumn before night temperatures drop below 50º F. Remove faded blooms to prolong flowering.
Hunnemannia fumariifolia, Mexican Tulip Poppy, Golden Cup
A fast-growing, upright perennial, grown as an annual, it has large yellow flowers and feathery green, blue-tinged leaves.

Attributes - Hunnemannia fumariifolia 'Sunlite'

Plant Type: Annual

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Yellow

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers.

 
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