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Iceland Poppy
Scientific Name: Papaver nudicaule L.
Synonym: Papaver alpinum
Family: Papaveraceae
Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-10

Heat Tolerance: Generally used as a cold season annual in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun, part sun

Origin: Central Asia

Growth Habits: Perennial, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 12 to 18 inches spread (30-45 cm)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water, needs good drainage, doesn't like wet soils

Propagation: Seeds, plants don't like to be transplanted, if the conditions are right, root cuttings in winter, while dormant

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913.

Blooming Habits:
Red, orange, pink and white flowers, 2 to 4 inches wide (5-10 cm) or more, borne on thin stalks raised above the leaves. The flowers are good cut flowers. Sear the bottom of the stem with a flame before placing the flowers in a vase.

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