This Mexican native is adding brilliant colour to the Glasshouse Bays.
Hunnemannia fumariifolia is the sole species within the genus Hunnemannia, and belongs to the poppy family, Papaveraceae. Though a half-hardy perennial, it is often treated as an annual in our gardens, but if grown in a warm, sheltered location, will persist as a perennial. It has deeply divided, tri-lobed, glaucous foliage, and produces single, glossy, brilliant yellow flowers with overlapping petals, which open to reveal a central hub of orange stamens. Its natural range is the Mexican highlands, where it grows in stony, rocky terrain.