California native. Spectacular plant to 6–8 ft. or taller, spreading indefinitely by rhizomes. Sends up thick stems clothed in irregularly lobed leaves; stems and foliage are grayish green. Along their upper part, stems bear huge (to 9-in.), lightly scented flowers often likened to giant-size fried eggs: each blossom has five or six crepe-papery petals centered with a cluster of golden stamens. Blooms from late spring into summer, even into fall with some watering. Flowers are handsome in arrangements.
Native fromthe Mediterranean and Blackseas to the British Isles andthe Azores. To 1–4 ft. tall, withbr...
Gray-green leaveswith irregular cream border;new foliage is flushed with purplishpink.
Hascreamy gold variegation ongreen leaves.