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Iceland poppy

Papaver nudicaule

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Papaver nudicaule 'Flamenco'

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.

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

PropagationSow seeds in the garden during spring and late summer.

ProblemsPowdery mildew.

  • Genus : Papaver
  • Zones : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Self Seeds, Showy Seed Heads
  • Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, Red, White, Yellow
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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