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PlantFiles: Japanese Poppy
Papaver miyabeanum

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: miyabeanum (my-yah-bee-AH-num) (Info)

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral SW_gardener On Feb 5, 2010, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:

Will bloom first year if started early indoors. Beware of voles and rabbits, they like this plant and ate mine before it bloomed.

Neutral poppysue On May 29, 2001, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

A dainty little poppy from the Kurile Islands, north of Japan. It grows only 4-6 inches tall making it an excellent plant for rock gardens. Foliage is gray and bristly forming dense rosettes of lobed leaves. Flowers are 1-2 inches wide and soft yellow with slightly darker stamens. Plants are short lived but will often self-seed if conditions are right.


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

Pinconning, Michigan
Santaquin, Utah

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