Botanical Name: Papaver nudicaule Add
Common Name: Iceland Poppy  
Plant photo of: Papaver nudicaule
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Orange, Pink, Yellow, White


Flower Season

Winter, Spring


Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Meadow, Seascape


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Normans/Engstrom
  • Description

  • Notes

This Iceland Poppy produces leaves that are divided with flowers appearing on stems 1-2' high. These flowers are cup-shaped to 3" across, and come in colors of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink and cream.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.