Papaver nudicaule Bright Solar Yellow

Pulcinella Series

Iceland Poppy, Poppy

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12" (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 / Accent: Yellow / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

A new marvelous series of Iceland poppies noted for their large flowers, long bloom time, sturdy stems and vivid colors. Crepe paper petals of bright solar yellow 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. Spring Shipping Only.

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

Features to Note:

  • Fragrant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Papaver General Information:

Papaver Nudicale are fragrant flowers that resemble silky crepe paper. Full range of vibrant colors, blooming their first year. Won't survive the South's hot summer, reliably perennial in the North. Best selecton for coldest areas (zones 3&4), Not for Gulf states.

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.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: PAPY