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Iceland Poppy

Papaver nudicaule

Also known as

Arctic Poppy, Poppy

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Seed

Propagate by seed sown in spring.

Cuttings

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.

Pot plant

Attractive flowers

Papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers.

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Iceland Poppy

Border, cutting bed, wildflower/meadow

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