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Alaska Poppy
Papaver alaskanum

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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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.