Papaver nudicaule* (Iceland poppy)

Also called Arctic poppy. Short-lived perennial with bright yellow-orange to orange-red flowers, blooming in spring. Native to the alpine regions of North America, occurring on exposed high elevation summits throughout the Rocky Mountains. Primarily used in landscaping mixes and wildflower gardens beyond its native range. Moderate moisture requirement.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Papaveraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: 

Mature Height: 12-24 in.

Bloom Color: Yellow-Orange

Bloom Period: May-June

Annual Precipitation:  in.

Drought Tolerance: 

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: 

CaCO3 Tolerance:

pH Range: 5.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 2,780,000

Seeding Rate: 1-2 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination: 20-30


VARIETIES

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