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Papaver nudicaule (Papaveraceae)
A hardy perennial or biennial native to the arctic regions of North America, and extending eastward in cooler climates. The radiant white, yellow or orange flowers are individually isolated on an upright hairy stem, producing dazzling splashes of color when planted in mass. Prefers light, well drained soils in full sun.
Average planting success with this species: 60%
Height: 1-2 feet
Germination: 20-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 55F-60F
Sowing depth: Surface Sow
Blooming period: May-July
Average seeds per pound: 2,780,000
Seeding rate: 2 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 1,361 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Flower gardens, meadows, fields, mass plantings.
Miscellaneous: For best results sow seed in the fall. Does not transplant well.