Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri) – also known as Fried Egg Plant or California Tree Poppy – is a West Coast native that produces large, showy white blossoms with a deep yellow center. Plants are tall perennial shrubs and establish blue-green colored foliage in their first year, with blossoms forming in the second year and beyond. Seeds require smoke and fire treatment to properly germinate; consider this an advanced yet rewarding technique; plants or root cuttings may be more viable for others.
Second year flowers. Perennial.