Botanical Name: Papaver nudicaule
Native: Sub-artic Asia, and sub-artic North America
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 2–8, usually grown as annual. If grown as perennial, it is short-lived, lasting up to 3 years.
Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall, 12" wide
Variety Information: 3" sweetly fragrant flowers of orange, pale pink, yellow, and white colors, atop slender, stiff, leafless, tall stems
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Spring to early summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring. Optimal soil temperature is 50°- 60°F. Mild Climates: Late summer to early fall for winter and spring bloom.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Does not transplant well; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: Press seeds into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 6"