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Papaver somniferum 'Igor'

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Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: somniferum (som-NEE-fer-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Igor

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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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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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Joan On Aug 23, 2004, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

I love this poppy. It's beautiful. I've grown it for two years now, and have just let it reseed at will. This year, however, I deadheaded most of them and only let a few go to seed so I could collect the seeds and plant them where I wanted them to be. There was getting to be too many of them growing all over.

Positive poppysue On Nov 12, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

'Igor' is a dark cranberry-red poppy with a dark center and yellow stamens. Blooms are a little smaller than some varieties but they're a striking color in the garden.

Regional...

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

Belfield, North Dakota



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