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Papaver cambricum (Welsh Poppy)

Welsh Poppy, Meconopsis cambrica

Meconopsis cambrica , Welsh Poppy, Papaver cambricum, Yellow flowers, Perennial Poppy, Yellow Poppy

Papaver cambricum (Welsh Poppy) is a tap-rooted perennial boasting bowl-shaped, soft yellow to orange flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), from late spring into fall. Adding months of color, the flowers are borne on branched stems and contrast well with the foliage of bright green, pinnately lobed, hairy leaves. Resembling California or Iceland poppies, Welsh Poppy is easy to grow and undemanding. It reseeds freely in good growing conditions, springing up and shining in the garden year after year.

  • Grows in clumps up to 12-18 in. tall and wide (30-45 cm).
  • Prefers part shade and enjoys neutral to slightly acidic, moist but well-drained soils. Grows best in areas with cool, damp summers.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails.
  • Perfect for beds and borders, cottage gardens or prairies and meadows.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to Western Europe, including the British Isles.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 8
Heat Zones 6 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Papaveraceae
Genus Papaver, Meconopsis
Common names Poppy
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United Kingdom
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Meconopsis napaulensis (Satin Poppy)
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 8
Heat Zones 6 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Papaveraceae
Genus Papaver, Meconopsis
Common names Poppy
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United Kingdom
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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