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PlantFiles: Alaska Poppy
Papaver alaskanum

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Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: alaskanum (a-LAS-ka-num) (Info)

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 1: below -45.6 C (-55 F)
USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Blue-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Grasmussen On Sep 30, 2006, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

Papaver alaskanum is found in the Aleutian chain, Central Alaska and scattered in Southcentral Alaska. Habitat: Loose gravel, sandy, well drained, but not dry areas. It is subject to root-rot, and I have found it difficult to grow in Anchorage. Isolated populations, of similar Papaver, are found circumpolar. I have speculated, the isolated populations are only subspecies, not the numerous species, currently recognised internationally.



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