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Wonderland Orange Poppy

Papaver nudicaule 'Wonderland Orange'

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Wonderland Orange Poppy (Papaver nudicaule 'Wonderland Orange') at Greenbloom Landscape Design

Wonderland Orange Poppy flowers

Wonderland Orange Poppy flowers

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Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  16 inches

Spacing:  9 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Iceland Poppy, Arctic Poppy

Group/Class:  Wonderland Series

Description:

This fast growing variety produces short strong stems, producing volumes of stunningly bright orange blooms with yellow centers; beautiful massed as a border planting

Ornamental Features

Wonderland Orange Poppy features bold orange round flowers with yellow centers at the ends of the stems from early spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose ferny leaves remain light green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Wonderland Orange Poppy is an open herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Self-Seeding

Wonderland Orange Poppy is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Wonderland Orange Poppy will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 9 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features

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