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Papaver rupifragum - Spanish Poppy - "Tangerine Gem"
Common Name(s): Spanish Poppy
Native to: Eurasia, Africa & North America
Flowering: Spring - Summer
Watering: Keep soil moist
Planting Aspect: Full sun to part shade
DescriptionA colourful and hardy perennial with a basal rosette of bushy, finely cut silver toothed, light green to grey-green leaves and an abundance of attractive semi-double orange/tangerine shaded flowers up to a height of 60cm. The blooming season ranges from spring to mid-summer. An excellent addition for colourful garden borders and containers.
CultivationSpanish Poppy is fully frost hardy and is easily grown, preferring a position in full sun with light, moist, and well drained soil. These plants die down to a papery brown mound once the flowering season is over, and can be trimmed back to improve their appearance until they are ready to re-grow. It will respond well to fertiliser and water during the growing season.