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    Spring Fever Orange Poppy

    Papaver nudicaule 'Spring Fever Orange'

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    Spring Fever Orange Poppy (Papaver nudicaule 'Spring Fever Orange') at Hartman Companies

    Spring Fever Orange Poppy flowers

    Spring Fever Orange Poppy flowers

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    Plant Height:  8 inches

    Flower Height:  12 inches

    Spacing:  9 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2

    Other Names:  Iceland Poppy, Arctic Poppy

    Group/Class:  Spring Fever Series

    Description:

    This fast growing variety has great flower power, producing volumes of stunning, long lasting orange blooms; beautiful massed as a border planting

    Ornamental Features

    Spring Fever Orange Poppy features bold orange round flowers with yellow centers at the ends of the stems from early spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose ferny leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Spring Fever Orange Poppy is an open herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Self-Seeding

    Spring Fever Orange Poppy is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Spring Fever Orange Poppy will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 9 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Garden 
    Applications
    Flowers  Texture 
    Ornamental Features
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