Papaver nudicaule 'Constance Finnis Group'

Iceland poppy

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photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (66132)

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The well-known Iceland poppy is a much-loved plant, usually grown as a biennial or short-lived perennial but, if sown early enough, will often flower in its first year as a half-hardy annual. The plants are extremely hardy and floriferous, a generous group in the border producing a forest of blooms for weeks on end. The large open blooms can reach 8cm (3in) across with prominent gold anthers, and are available in a range of reds and golds. Constance Finnis Group is a superb blend of orange, pink, scarlet, apricot, yellow and white, all on long stems for cutting.

Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Papaver

Species: nudicaule

Cultivar: Constance Finnis Group

Plant type: Biennial

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 15cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

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