Also known as
Arctic Poppy, Poppy
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Iceland Poppy Overview
Hardy but short-lived perennials, often grown as annuals or biennials, that yield large. Creates a wonderful bluish-green foliage. It is used to create decorative splash of colour to borders, edging, containers, beds, pot plants and landscapes.
Common problems with Iceland Poppy
Pests are mainly aphids. Diseases include Verticillium wilt and downy mildew.
How to harvest Iceland Poppy
Cut flowers in Autumn and Spring. Placed into a vase, it will last several days.
How to propagate Iceland Poppy
Propagate by seed sown in spring.
P.orientale and its cultivators are best propagated by root cuttings in winter.
Special features of Iceland Poppy
Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees and butterflies.
Papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers.
Other uses of Iceland Poppy
Border, cutting bed, wildflower/meadow