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Grazalema poppy   

Papaver rupifragum

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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

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.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Grazalema poppy have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Grazalema poppy

  • Partial Sun

  • Low

Papaver rupifragum – Common name Spanish poppy. Life cycle- 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.

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 5 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Grazalema poppy in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Grazalema poppy is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will typically do well in a plant of different extremes of cold temperature.

See our list of companion Plants for Grazalema poppy to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Grazalema poppy from seed

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 .

Transplanting Grazalema poppy

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.

How long does Grazalema poppy take to grow?

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Grazalema poppy Etymology

Native: Spain, Asia Minor & Caucasus

Other names for Grazalema poppy

Spanish poppy, Poppy spanish tangerine double, Spanish tangerine double poppy, Poppy double spanish tangerine

Misspellings: Papaver ruprifragum

Latest Grazalema poppy Reviews

  • 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

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