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Poppy Papaver

Phonetic Spelling
pah-PAY-ver
Description

Iceland poppy and Oriental poppy grow best in cool climates, but may be used as annuals in warmer areas. Fall plantings of Iceland and Shirley poppy produce beautiful flowers in the spring, and are seen as large drifts along North Carolina interstate highways.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
P. orientale, P. rhoeas, P. somniferum
Tags:
#red#white#sun#yellow#partial shade#orange#perennial#pink flowers#summer flowers#spring interest
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
P. orientale, P. rhoeas, P. somniferum
Tags:
#red#white#sun#yellow#partial shade#orange#perennial#pink flowers#summer flowers#spring interest
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Papaver
    Family:
    Papaveraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Iceland, Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3b, 3a, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Come in a variety of colors. Blooms in spring to early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No