Papaver Species, Japanese Poppy
Papaver miyabeanum

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

Category
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Foliage Color
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics

Water Requirements
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow
Grow outdoors year-round
Suitable for growing in containers

Height
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger

Bloom Color
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage
Evergreen

Other details

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

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