Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule)This species is not actually native to Iceland but rather, common in sub-polar regions of Asia, North America, and the mountains of Central Asia as well as temperate China. A very hardy short-lived perennial plant often grown as a biennial. Long wiry curved stems contain a soft hairy pubescence with feathery aqua-green foliage. Flower resemble paper-like art with colours ranging from white, lavender, yellow, apricot to champagne pink. Ken initially collected this seed source in Kelowna BC in 2004, the year after the Okanagan Mountain Park fire. The poppies were growing in a burned out park area near Kettle Valley. These tend to be our latest flowering poppy species and send blooms well into mid November.
50 seeds per packet $4.45
Planting Instructions: After last frost, broadcast seed on top of soil and lightly cover. Thin plants to 6 inches after true leaves appear. Can also be sown in late fall.