Iceland poppy

Papaver nudicaule

Papaver nudicaule 'Flamenco'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials
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Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule)
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Genus:  Papaver

Iceland poppy is a short-lived perennial usually grown as a cool-weather annual, or biennial. From hairy tufts of linear blue-green foliage rise wiry stems bearing a pendant bud. The single (occasionally double) short-lived flowers unwrinkle their petals into a wide-spreading saucer shape 3 inches across.

Care: 

Provide full sun and moist but well-drained soil. Plants dislike disturbance.

Propagation: 

Sow seeds in the garden during spring and late summer.

Problems: 

Powdery mildew.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Flame
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

Papaver nudicaule