APAVER nudicaule (Iceland Poppy) is a herbaceous perennial plant, meaning it lives for multiple years. It belongs to the Papaveraceae family. Iceland Poppy plants form clumps of slender, hairy stems that can reach heights of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm). The leaves are typically grayish-green and finely divided.
Iceland Poppy typically blooms in spring to early summer, generally from May to June. The blooming period may vary depending on the local climate and growing conditions. The flowers are the main attraction, featuring large, delicate blooms with four papery petals. The flowers come in a variety of colors, including shades of orange, yellow, white, pink, and red. The blooms have a satiny texture and can be single or double.
Iceland Poppy thrives in cool temperatures. It prefers full sun to partial shade. It requires well-draining soil and can tolerate various soil types. It is relatively adaptable and can grow in both cool and warm regions. Iceland Poppy prefers cooler summers and can struggle in hot, humid climates.
Iceland Poppy is highly valued for its delicate and colorful flowers. It is often used in borders, containers, and rock gardens. The flowers also make beautiful cut flowers, adding a touch of elegance to floral arrangements.
Iceland Poppy, with its charming and delicate blooms in a variety of colors, adds a graceful and cheerful presence to garden landscapes. Its adaptability to various growing conditions, low-maintenance nature, and ability to attract pollinators make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to create a vibrant and enchanting garden display.
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Scientific Name: Papaver Nudicaule
Common Name: Iceland Poppy
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: Subpolar regions of Asia and North America, Mountains of Temperate China
Height: 12 to 24 "
Spread: 6 "
Habitat: Stony Slopes, River Gravels, Sandy Meadows
Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
Blooming Season: Spring (Late), Summer, Fall
Resistant: Deer, Drought
Characteristics: Fragrant, Showy, Cut flowers
Flower Shape: Cup Shaped
Flower Color: Mix
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Low maintenance
Uses: Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Informal and Cottage