In this Gardener's HQ guide, we'll explore cultivating Hunnemannia plants in your garden, indoor spaces, and other settings.
Members of the Hunnemannia plant genus are half hardy annuals or perennials that flower from the summer until early autumn.
They have fern-like leaves and carry stems that reach up to 60 cm (24 inches) in height and carry poppy like flowers of yellow.
Some common names for Hunnemannia are Golden cup and Mexican tulip poppy.
Tulip Poppy by HGM.
It is probably best to start growing Golden cup and tulip poppies indoors first.
Plan to start the process about two months before the last frost of spring.
Sow the seeds in peat pots, and lightly cover with topsoil.
They should be kept at 21 to 24 degrees Centigrade (70 to 75°F), and take three to four weeks to germinate.
Once ready, the young Hunnemannia genus plants should be put out into a sunny part of the garden following the last frost of spring. It is best to space Hunnemannia Plants at about 25 to 30 cm (10 to 12 inches) apart.
They can grow in most types of soil but is should be slightly alkaline in nature.
The Hunnemannia genus is quite small and includes only one species, Hunnemannia fumariifolia, commonly known as Mexican tulip poppy.
Yes! The Mexican tulip poppy is valued for its bright, poppy-like flowers and can be an attractive addition to gardens, particularly in warmer climates.
As the only species in the genus, Hunnemannia fumariifolia is the species grown by gardeners.
Hunnemannia fumariifolia is not known for having a significant fragrance.
Hunnemannia fumariifolia prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It's drought-tolerant and does well in a variety of soil types.
Currently, Hunnemannia is not considered invasive in the USA.
To remove Hunnemannia, dig up the plant, ensuring to remove as much of the root system as possible to prevent regrowth.
The Hunnemannia plant genus is a part of the Papaveraceae family. It consists of perennial herbs native to Mexico. These plants, often called Tulip poppies, are known for their large, cup-shaped yellow flowers.
Hunnemannia requires full sun and well-drained soil. The plants are drought-tolerant and prefer a drier climate. They can be propagated by seeds, which are typically sown in the spring after the threat of frost has passed.