Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus
) is a truly beautiful French wildflower for partly shaded areas. Resembling native American celandine poppy, but taller(2 to 2 1/2 feet) and more floriferous, this lovely perennial has pretty blue-green, lobed leaves and 4-petaled lemon yellow flowers that brighten up shady areas in May and June. Cutting the plant after flowering often triggers reblooming in early autumn.
Give greater celandine well-drained, humusy soil in a partly shaded area. It may be sown from spring through early fall.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a family flower farm in the Massif Central
. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 1 g (about 1400 seeds)