January 10, 2009
PLANT OF THE MONTH BRINGS OUT MY BBL SYNDROME
Gardeninggonewild has chosen one of my favorite plants, Macleay Cordata or Plume Poppy , as their plant of the month. I must confess to having a bad case of BBLS ( Big Bold Leaf Syndrome ) and this one satisfies my craving like no other.
I'm not saying it's invasive, ( kudzu and ribbon grass are ) but ...keep your eye on it. I pot up little Plume Poppies each Spring and give them to friends with , of course, a little warning label : This plant needs a great deal of room and it likes to wander . It really isn't that difficult to keep under control.
My boss at the garden center heard me inquiring about a good perennial with a bold leaf to plant near my goldfish pond and surprised me by giving me my first Plume Poppy. I had no idea that it would grow so large but I was delighted with its BBL. It is perfect for the spot and I love it.