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Feathered Poppy, Fringed Poppy (Laciniatum Group)
Papaver somniferum 'Rose Feathers'

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: somniferum (som-NEE-fer-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Rose Feathers
Synonym:Papaver laciniatum
Synonym:Papaver somniferum var. laciniatum

Category:

Annuals

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

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

Regional

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

Hereford, Arizona

Oak View, California

Averill Park, New York

Akron, Ohio

Knoxville, Tennessee

Honaker, Virginia

Swords Creek, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 10, 2007, Opoetree from Oak View, CA wrote:

My aunt in Sunland, California, gave me seeds from this plant about thirty years ago and I have had plants popping up on their own ever since. The blooms are splendidly ruffly!