Fully double orange blooms of overlapping rings of paper-thin silky petals. Ferny, silver-blue foliage is 12" tall. Sunlight makes the translucent petals of Papaver Double Tangerine positively glow with color. The fascinating seedpods will add a nice touch to dried arrangements. This cute little robust plant looks best in a rock garden or edging a hot, sunny border. Spring shipping only.
Papaver are breath-taking with their bright shades of reds, pinks, oranges and whites. Robust clumps of ferny foliage support tall stems of translucent delicate blossoms. Attractive seed pods can be used to enhance dried arrangements. Deer resistant, Best selection for coldest areas (zones 3&4), Not for Gulf states.
Prefers loose soil with excellent drainage and can tolerate sandy or rocky soils. Avoid overly rich soils. Division is difficult due to a long taproot. Blooms profusely under cool growing conditions. May go dormant in hot summers. Shear spent flowers to prevent seed set. Cut back after flowering to extend individual plant life. Self seeds freely. When foliage declines, around end of July, pull by hand or cut down foliage, new leaves in late summer/fall should be left for winter.