Papaver atlanticum description
The flowers are an attractive orange-apricot and appear in the summer and on into the autumn.
The foliage is a fern-like, is a blue-grey and is fairly evergreen.
Good for the middle of a border.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is excellent for a border.
Buy cheap perennial plants with confidence because this is trouble free and easy.
Common names: Atlantic Poppy, Double Atlas Poppy, Moroccan Poppy and Spanish Poppy.
Also known as: Papaver rupifragum var. atlanticum
All parts of this plant are poisonous if eaten.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy. Gently reseeds itself.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Cut off old flower spikes.
Size of plant:
Height 40 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
Inexpensive perennial plants, alpines, herbs, wildflowers, and ornamental grasses.