PAPAVER ATLANTICUM

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Papaver atlanticum

PAPAVER ATLANTICUM

$3.62 / packet

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Description

Soft apricot-orange, single or occasionally semi-double blooms appear continuously on long upright stems above a pretty, flat rosette of blue-green, hairy leaves. It is almost never out of bloom and is incredibly tough, and almost indestructible, growing almost anywhere and will even self-sow in the cracks of a dry rock wall! You can forget to water it for weeks and it will still bloom! This incredible perennial poppy comes from the hot, dry areas of Spain and Morocco.

Sowing Advice

Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.

Key Facts

Family:Papaveraceae

Common name:Atlantic Poppy, Double Atlas Poppy, Moroccan Poppy, Spanish Poppy

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:45cm

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