Poppy, Tangerine Gem

80% of 100

Perennial. A native of Morocco, Papaver rupifragum brings saturated tangerine tones to the most rocky and arid landscapes. Plants form small mounds of blue foliage just 8-12" wide. Wiry 2' stems are topped with double-petaled, satin blooms in the most striking translucent orange hue. This pollinator-attracting blooms in the first year and reseeds readily. In 1890, Sir William Jackson Hooker described finding P. rupifragum growing in dry, rocky places of southern Morocco at an elevation of 6,000 - 7,000 feet. Indeed, this drought-tolerant plant is perfect for meadows, xeriscaping, rocky gardens, and sunny, dry locations!

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 14-21 Days
  • Seed Depth: Surface Sow
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-65 F
  • Plant Spacing: 8-10"
  • Frost Hardy: Yes
  • Papaver rupifragum

Growing Tips: Direct sow in late fall, or in spring as soon as soil can be worked. Surface sow, just barely covering. Grows best in cool, early spring conditions in rich soil, with moderate moisture.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 75
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