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Papaver atlanticum (Moroccan Poppy)

Atlas Poppy, Moroccan Poppy, Spanish Poppy


Papaver atlanticum (Moroccan Poppy) is a clump-forming, short-lived perennial boasting saucer-shaped, soft apricot-orange flowers, 6 in. across (15 cm), from late spring into fall. Adding months of color, especially when periodically deadheaded, the flowers are borne atop upright, wiry stems and seem to float above rosettes of gray-green, hairy, elliptical, toothed leaves. Incredibly tough and easy to grow, Moroccan Poppy is perfect to add long-lasting color to a rock garden or a dry garden. Its tall stems make this poppy a wonderful cut flower.

  • Grows in clumps up to 12-18 in. tall and wide (45-60 cm). Self-sows a little.
  • Prefers full sun or part shade and enjoys any moist, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established, it gets by with the barest amount of water. The flowers retain their color the longest in part shade.
  • Virtually pest and disease free, it is also deer tolerant.
  • Perfect for beds and borders, coastal gardens, cottage gardens or rock gardens. Good cut flowers too!
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to Morocco.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 4 – 7
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Papaver - Poppies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 4 – 7
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Papaver - Poppies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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