Papaver Species, Tulip Poppy, Turkish Tulip, Turkish Red Poppy

Papaver glaucum

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: glaucum (GLAW-kum) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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:

Sonoita, Arizona

Richmond, California

West Plains, Missouri

Port Orchard, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 31, 2010, ericabelle from West Plains, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

I absolutely love this poppy! To me, all poppies are beautiful, but this one surpasses them all with the foliage. The foliage is almost sculptural, and it is a lovely silvery green color. Each of the flowers only last a few days, but the foliage gets comments from visitors to my garden season-long.

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