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Atlantic Poppy, Double Atlas Poppy, Moroccan Poppy, Spanish Poppy 'Flore Pleno'

Papaver atlanticum

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: atlanticum (at-LAN-tik-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Flore Pleno


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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


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Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Livermore, California

Los Angeles, California

Pleasanton, California

Richmond, California

San Jose, California (2 reports)

Santa Rosa, California

Manchester, New Hampshire

Graham, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 2, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Flowers are a beautiful soft creamsicle orange, and last only a day. Flowering begins with a flush in June and then persists, one or two flowers at a time, into late fall. I shear plants back when the accumulating seedpods start looking messy. Foliage sometimes also needs a cutback in late summer if it gets lanky/ragged.

This is 18-24" tall in bloom, much of which is wiry flower stem.

I've read that this makes a good (though not longlasting) cut flower if cut when the bud is just showing color and the cut ends of the stems are dipped in boiling water---as for any poppy.

Adaptable from full sun to part shade. This is a reliable self-sower, not excessively aggressive in its self-sowing. There are strains with single flowers as well as the one with... read more


On Mar 6, 2014, otter47 from Livermore, CA wrote:

This plant has done well for me in gardens in Livermore and Pleasanton, CA. It requires little care and blooms over a long period, sending up flowers a few at a time. It will make a stronger impact if three or more plants are grouped together. The orange flowers draw many comments.