Papaver Nudicaule commonly known as ‘Iceland Poppy’ is a boreal flowering plant. It is also known as ‘Arctic Poppy’ and is native to Asian mountain areas north into arctic regions. Each plant features a clump of pinnately lobed basal leaves from which rise slender, leafless flower stems. The Iceland Poppy plant provides showy blossoms in late spring and early summer. Growing Iceland poppies in the spring bed is a great way to add delicate foliage and long-lasting flowers to the area. Very agreeable to the taste, the leaves are a good source of vitamin C.
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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