For the rockgarden. Flowers or seedcapsules for cutting, first year flowering.
Flowering season: Mai-September.
Winter hardiness zone: Z2-Z8.
Height: 25-40 cm.
Flowers 10 cm, flowers the entire summer.
1,0 g = 800 seeds.
Location: all poppies are light-requiring, cold-hardy, winter-hardy perennial species.
Soil: undemanding to the soil. Poorly tolerate stagnant water.
Care: respond well to the application of mineral and organic fertilizers. This gives the leaves a rich dark green color, and the flowers - larger sizes, color - brightness.
Caring for poppies is not burdensome - weeding, loosening, watering in drought, pinching off faded flowers.
Perennial poppies are propagated by seeds, root and green cuttings. Seeds are sown in early spring. They germinate in two weeks.
Seedlings dive with the appearance of 1-2 true leaves immediately to a permanent place. Side shoots are taken on cuttings in the form of small rosettes, which grow in spring or at the end of summer, are planted on moistened ridges and driven. They take root 2-3 weeks after planting. Grow 1-2 years. Transplantation is painfully tolerated, it is better to immediately plant them in a permanent place.
Use: look beautiful in mixborders, groups, flower beds, rocky gardens and cut, but do not last long. In early spring, plant a few young plants in pots - later it will be difficult to dig them out, as the plants quickly form a long tap root. Wait for the potted poppies to bloom and plant them where they match.
Bright luxurious poppies are known even to those who have never grown flowers. Because without the colorful carpet of these plants it is impossible to imagine the warmth and joy of the middle of summer. However, perennial poppies can enchant us not only with flowers, but also with the grace of leaf rosettes.
Eng.: Iceland poppy, Sven.: Sibirisk Vallmo, Suom.: Unikko.