Belonging to the Papaver (Poppy) genus, Grazalema poppy has a botanical name of Papaver rupifragum.
Crinkled, crepe-paper like apricot petals all summer & fall, if kept watered. In summer drought areas will go drought dormant but will survive.Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Atomic tangerine. When mature, they grow to 3.0 cm (1.17 inches imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 4. Leaves appear approximately as a Cadmium green colour. Grazalema poppy grows as an evergreen and is a flower. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Grazalema poppy is known for growing with a ground covering habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial). This plant tends to bloom in late spring, followed by first harvests in mid summer.
Spain is believed to be where Grazalema poppy originates from.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Grazalema poppy is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Papaver rupifragum – Common name Spanish poppy. Life cycle- perenni.al Flowers -orange. Size 12". Light – sun. From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light.
In mild winter areas, direct sow outdoors in fall.
In cold winter areas
winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse.
Benefits from cold stratification. Cover very lightly or scatter on surface.Sow at a depth of approx. 0.04 inches (0.1 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) between Grazalema poppy plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 0°C / 32°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Grazalema poppy about 100 days before your last frost date .
From seed germinate at room temperatureafter cold stratification with exposure to light.As Grazalema poppy is very hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Grazalema poppy so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Grazalema poppy so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Grazalema poppy plants:
Native: Spain, Asia Minor & Caucasus
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Misspellings: Papaver ruprifragum
06 Jun 2011
very easy poppy. Evergreen. Orange crepe papery blooms. Sun or shade, scatter seed in place, any soil. Likes water but will cope with drought—may go dormant if too dry
Grazalema poppy care instructions
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