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Poppy Iceland
(Papaver nucicaule)

Dainty, graceful, lightly fragranced, bright-colored flowers on 15" slender, leafless stems. Iceland poppies are technically tender perennials, but are usually grown as annuals. Makes a great cut flower if the cut ends are seared before placing them in water. This mix includes orange, red, pink, rose, yellow, cream and white.

Flower Type: Annual (tender perennial)
Bloom Time: Spring to Early Summer
Height: 1' to 2'
Exposure: Full Sun

When to Sow Outside: In mild climates, sow in early fall for winter & early spring color. In cold climates sow in very early spring (as soon as the soil can be worked) for late spring and early summer color or early fall for spring color.
When to Sow Inside: Does not transplant well.
Seed Depth: 1/8"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 10 - 15
Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 6" apart

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