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Matilija Poppy

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Sunny Side Up!

We were hiking along the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains looking out over Los Angeles as the sun was rising. The city was just waking up - or possibly just going to sleep. It is LA after all. It was a gorgeously clear morning and we could see all the way to the sun glinting off of the Pacific Ocean. We turned a bend in the trail to find a place to sit and drink the hot coffee we had brought in our thermos.

Suddenly, we saw them and they took our breath away. There was a stand of the most enormous flowers. The plants were easily 8 feet tall and seemed to go on forever wide. Each flower was like a sunny-side up fried egg made out of crepe paper and they practically glowed in the rising sun.

We now know what most Angelinos already knew - the Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri) is one of the most stunning West Coast natives to grace the wild. They have been 'cultivated' in the last decade and now make outstanding garden plants, with a few caveats.

Matilija Poppies will let you know when they are supremely happy (anything from sandy soil to clay works as long as it is very dry in the summer) by growing - a lot. These plants spread by rhizomes, so you can have a yard full of these beauties before you know it. But what a beautiful garden it will be!

Matilija Poppy loves the West Coast, but we have heard reports that they will do well in any garden Zone 6 and up, even thriving in some places in England where roses, fog and sheep are more prevalent. They are poppies, to be sure.

If you are looking for a breathtaking flower that is unique, native and sure to be a conversation starter, give this deciduous beauty a try, West Coast or not.

  • Beautiful, big white and yellow summer flowers
  • Great cut flowers
  • American native

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Matilija Poppy Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-10
Growing Zones 8-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Romneya coulteri
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well-Drained Soils
Moisture Low Moisture
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White, Yellow
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes