Should it go or should it stay ?

                          Today’ surprise. But does it go or does it stay?

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         With all the innocence it could muster, a delicate looking plant with equally delicate flowers and perfect heart shaped leaves.

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                                                  Eomecon Chionantha.      Snow Poppy.

    I’ve waited 18 months for this to flower and I love it, but it will have to stay in a pot. I dare not let this one loose. So, do I give myself yet another chore for the winter, or find another willing recipient for it who might have acres to cover?

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19 responses to “Should it go or should it stay ?

  1. Keep it! How could you bear to part with it? It is absolutely beautiful.

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  2. Keep the plant – it is beautiful, but collect the seeds and give those away, or scatter in a wildlife garden

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  3. diversifolius

    It should stay….in a pot! (mine, which was in a pot, died peacefully this winter (probably when we had -30 C).

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  4. It looks just like a cistus, it doesn’t sound so invasive on the sites I’ve looked at, does it have a long flowering period, does it need a lot of water?

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    • Some sites say that dry shade keeps it in more check, but I am not going to even go there. I have had lots of plants given me over the years that folk have said ,oh it won’t run, now I am fighting with these.So in a big pot it will stay and look beautiful. It should flower from late spring to early autumn, but it must depend on the weather.Hope this helps.

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  5. Are you implying it could be rampant, Sue?! 😉

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