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Common Name: Iceland Poppy

Scientific Name: Papaver nudicaule

Native / Introduced: Introduced

Main Uses:

~As a pollinator

~Wildflower plantings


Height: 1-2 feet

Colors: Orange, yellow and white flowers

Flowering Season: Late Spring   

Soil Types: Best on loose, well-drained soils    

Sun or Shade: Full sun

Minimum Precipitation: 18 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Planting Seed Rate: 1/2 - 1 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 2,750,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall/Spring

Planting Depth: Surface to 1/8 in.

Stratification Requirements: None




Iceland poppy is a flowering plant that is native to the subarctic regions of North America, Europe, and Asia. It is a short-lived perennial or biennial plant, which means that it can live for two years or less. It blooms in late spring with multi-colored orange, yellow and white flowers.


The Iceland poppy typically grows to be about 1 to 2 feet tall and has hairy, gray-green foliage. The plant produces a single stem with multiple delicate, papery flowers that bloom in a range of colors, including white, yellow, orange, pink, and red. They grow best on loose, well drained soils and the flowers have a light, sweet fragrance and are known to attract bees and other pollinators.


Iceland poppies prefer cool weather and are typically grown as annuals in warmer climates. Iceland poppies are often used in gardens, wildflower plantings and flower arrangements because of their bright colors and delicate appearance. They also have cultural significance in some regions, such as Iceland, where they are considered a symbol of hope and renewal.



NRCS Plant Profile:

Iceland Poppy Seeds


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