Moroccan poppy (Papaver ruprifragum var. atlanticum) was a new for me in 2022, and it exceeded my expectations, with months of flowers even on the first-year plants. The cupped orange blooms were most abundant in early to midsummer the first year, with scattered single to semi-double flowers appearing even into October, atop slender, 18- to 24-inch-tall stems over low rosettes of hairy, blue-green leaves. The second-year plants started flowering in mid spring, mostly with double flowers, which indicates that these seeds may actually be the strain known as ‘Tangerine Gem’. Moroccan poppy tends to self-sow and has a lovely habit of popping up in unexpected places to add spots of eye-catching color. Best in full sun; average to dry soil. Zones 5 to 9.
Collected in early June 2023. At least 30 seeds. Shipping to US addresses only.
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