Outside my window the Romneya is starting to flower. Romneya is also known as the Californian tree poppy.
I purchased this plant years ago in Spinners garden (UK). I instantly fell in love with the beautiful pure white flowers with the texture of crepe paper. Together with the yellow pompom heart, it really is a plant to die for.
Romneya flowers for months. It only needs a sunny spot in the garden and it grows about 2 meters high.
The owner of Spinners garden who sold me the plant, said: “It is a forgiving plant about the soil”. He was ever so right. The plant thrives even in poor conditions. For instance I grow the Romneya against the wall of our house. Not the best soil of my garden.
It is a challenge to germinate the hairy seed heads. I once even tried to burn the seeds in a pot, to copy the forest fires that strike California every year. Seeing me burning the seeds, my friends mocked me! However, despite my efforts the seeds did not germinate. I have accepted that.
But do not bother. I still have my plant and it flowers. What more can one wish for?
Info about the garden:
|Pompom shaped heart.|
|Beautiful in the sun.|
|To die for.|
|Romneya leaves also beautiful.|
|Flower and bud.|
|Flower with the texture of crepe paper.|
|Flower in the evening sun.|
|Romneya in front of my window.|