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Iceland poppy

Papaver nudicaule

Arctic poppy, Icelandic poppy (Eng.)

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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.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer, Spring

Harvesting

Cut flowers in Autumn and Spring. Placed into a vase, it will last several days.

Propagation

Seed
Propagate by seed sown in spring.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees and butterflies.
Attractive flowers
Papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers.

Geography

Origin
East Asia and North America.
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Papaveraceae
Flower colour
White, pink, orange, red, yellow.
Scent
Mild

Problems

Pests are mainly aphids. Diseases include Verticillium wilt and downy mildew.
Aphids
Aphids
Aphidoidea spp.

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