Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule) in the Poppies Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 4-24 inches
Plant Spread: 8-16 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Provide darkness
Needs specific temperature: 75F
Days to germinate: 10
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Other info: Difficult to transplant due to taproot. Can start in summer for blooms the following spring. Self-seeds.
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On April 5, 2015 Seeds germinated
dragonfetti On March 20, 2015 Seeds sown
In BV container
dragonfetti On December 9, 2014 Obtained plant
Received from Seeds Needs for sowing spring 2015.
Catmint20906 On June 20, 2015 Bloomed
KelliW On March 10, 2019 Seeds germinated
KelliW On January 2, 2019 Seeds sown
#6 white gold, #7 pink
MrsBinWY On January 6, 2019 Seeds germinated
1; 14 on 1-9-19
MrsBinWY On December 29, 2018 Seeds sown
25 seeds from KelliW's 2016G in milk jug @ room temp
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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ID Question by ShawnSteve Feb 13, 2019 5:11 PM 8
Oriental Poppy (hybrid?) by ShawnSteve Apr 9, 2019 12:14 PM 62
Banner for November 6, 2018 by plantmanager by plantmanager Nov 10, 2018 9:58 AM 20
Saving Seeds Summer/Fall 2015 by CarolineScott Oct 20, 2015 10:40 AM 58
Two Poppies to be identified by Dinu Mar 5, 2015 3:16 PM 4
Anyone know what this is & where I might buy it. by aershow Feb 16, 2015 8:23 AM 5
Plant names. by treehugger Oct 7, 2013 11:16 PM 1
Moving images by JonnaSudenius Dec 30, 2012 12:41 AM 13
Jo Ann's Gardens by ge1836 May 27, 2019 6:58 AM 3,551

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