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Papaver nudicaule ‘Champagne Bubbles Yellow’ (Iceland Poppy)

Iceland Poppy 'Champagne Bubbles Yellow', Arctic Poppy 'Champagne Bubbles Yellow', Icelandic Poppy 'Champagne Bubbles Yellow'

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Papaver nudicaule ‘Champagne Bubbles Yellow’ (Iceland Poppy) is a biennial or short-lived perennial with large, mildly fragrant, bowl-shaped, brilliant orange flowers adorned with crinkled petals and golden stamens. Blooming from late spring to early summer, the satiny blossoms seem to float amid the garden on their hairy leafless stems. They rise above a small, basal rosette of blue-green, pinnately lobed leaves. Hardy and fast-growing, the sparkling blossoms are extremely attractive to honeybees and bumblebees. They are simply stunning en masse or drifting through cottage or wild gardens. Iceland poppies are among the best for cutting, as they last for several days in the vase.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 8-12 in. wide (20-30 cm).
  • Prefers full sun to very light shade in organically rich, moderately fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Iceland Poppy thrives in climates with cool summer temperatures but struggles in hot and humid conditions.
  • A pretty addition to beds and borders, city gardens, or cottage gardens. Excellent cut flower for fresh arrangements.
  • Easy to grow and virtually carefree.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for aphids and downy mildew.
  • Removing faded flowers will encourage more buds to form.
  • Cut back after flowering.
  • Propagate by seed sown in spring.
  • Papaver nudicaule is native to subpolar regions of Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia as well as temperate China (but not in Iceland).
  • All parts of this plant contain toxic alkaloids. They are likely to be poisonous to mammals, though the toxicity would be low.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 2 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 10, A2, A3
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Papaveraceae
Genus Papaver
Common names Arctic Poppy, Iceland Poppy, Poppy
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spacing 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 2 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 10, A2, A3
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Papaveraceae
Genus Papaver
Common names Arctic Poppy, Iceland Poppy, Poppy
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spacing 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
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