Chelidonium majus
Chelidonium majus
Chelidonium majus
Chelidonium majus
Chelidonium majus
Chelidonium majus

Chelidonium majus

Greater Celandine

Papaveraceae

Height

40 - 50 cm

Flower colour

yellow

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

fairly moist, tolerates most soil types

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Europe and W-Asia

Chelidonium  is a genus with only one species belonging to the poppy family, Papaveraceae. It grows in meadows in Europe and W-Asia and as an introduced species in N-America.

Propagation:


Seed – needs cold stratification, best sown in autumn.

Seed just covered and stored for 6 weeks at 22°C (72°F) and then it‘s moved outside until germination. Germination can be slow, seed may germinate a year later, so it‘s important not to throw it away prematurely. Opimum germination temperature is 5-12°C (40-55°F).

Delicate, shade tolerant plant. Self seeds moderately.

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