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PAPAVER nudicaule 'Pacino'

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Family

Papaveraceae

Botanical Name

PAPAVER nudicaule 'Pacino'

Plant Common Name

Iceland Poppy, Pacino Iceland Poppy

General Description

The low, large-flowered, delightfully delicate poppies that go under the name Papaver nudicaule are favorites for fall planting and winter bloom in frost-free regions, adding vivid color to the year’s shortest days. A seed-grown strain bearing soft yellow flowers on dwarf stems, 'Pacino' makes a charming addition to rock and patio gardens.

Extremely hardy short-lived perennials native to subarctic regions, Iceland poppies are adapted for fast growth and flowering during short growing seasons. This adaptation makes them ideal for gardens in high mountain regions or the far north, where they are planted in spring and bloom in summer.

Easy to grow, these charmers produces small rosettes of blue green foliage. They are truly fabulous bloomers. Held well above the foliage atop hairy leafless stems, the globular flower buds open to large bowl-shaped flowers with crinkly petals that resemble crushed silk. At their center are numerous golden stamens surrounding a barrel-shaped ovary that is crowned with a star-shaped stigmatic disk. The fruit is a capsule comprising the ovary and stigmatic disk.

Full sun and cool weather are necessary for good flowering. Plants are not too picky about soil as long as it's relatively fertile and well-drained. Regular water, fertilizer, and deadheading will keep plants blooming longer. Iceland poppy performs best when purchased as a larger plant with a good-sized root system. These poppies are great for sunny borders and containers and look best planted in masses.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    2 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 10

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    0"-0" / 0.0cm - 0.0cm (6)

  • Width

    0"-0" / 0.0cm - 0.0cm (6)

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Early Winter, Winter, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Blue Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes