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Papaver atlanticum 'Semiplenum'

Papaver atlanticum 'Semiplenum'
Atlas poppy
Wonderfully backlit
Papaver atlanticum 'Semiplenum'

Common name Atlas poppy
Family papaveraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers orange (spring-summer)
Size 3-4' tall, 2' wide
Light full sun
Cultural notes average soil
From seed Easy, at room temperature. barely cover - needs light. Self-seeds in our garden.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate June

Produces an abundance of semi-double 1" orange poppies on stems high above its leaves over a long bloom period. Unlike some poppies, this one stays attractive even when not in bloom, as a mound of soft bluish green foliage.

Atlas poppy
Bud ready to burst
Papaver atlanticum 'Semiplenum'
Seed boxes ready to spill their thousands of seeds

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01 trade. Baggy 70F with light (50+%G, 8-13d)
  2. Seed from '15 garden. Pot out 11/10 (some seedlings, 5w)

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