Papaver nudicaule Pulcinella Mixed Colors

Pulcinella Series

Iceland Poppy, Poppy

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Plant Code: PAPM

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A new marvelous series of Iceland poppies noted for their large flowers, long bloom time, sturdy stems and vivid colors. Plant several to enjoy all the colors. Crepe paper petals of bright orange, fire engine red, warm rose, bright solar yellow and glistening white open out flat with warm yellow centers. Very cold hardy. Absolutely dazzling when the sun shows through the translucent petals swaying with the slightest breeze.

Bright and pleasing in the border. Will bloom the first year. Won’t survive the South’s hot summer, reliably perennial in the north.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12"
Spacing: Plant 8-12" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 2-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Mixed
Accent: Mixed
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Fragrant

Papaver General Information

Papaver Nudicale are fragrant flowers that resemble silky crepe paper. Full range of vibrant colors, blooming their first year. Reliably perennial in the North. They are garden stars of the springtime! Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Papaver Plant Care

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.