Sunday, October 7, 2018

Plants in Early American Gardens - Yellow-Horned Poppy

Yellow-horned Poppy (Glaucium flavum)

This unusual short-lived yet self-seeding perennial – native to the coastal regions of North Africa, Europe, Britain, and Western Asia – was observed naturalized along the New England coast as early as the 17th century. Thomas Jefferson planted seeds of Yellow Horned Poppy at Monticello in an oval bed southeast of the house in 1807. It has attractive, bluish-gray foliage and bears bright golden-yellow, poppy-like flowers followed by strange, “horned” seed pods.

For more information & the possible availability
Contact The Tho Jefferson Center for Historic Plants or The Shop at Monticello