Papaver alpinum

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 Papaver alpinum subsp. var.  Dwarf Poppy, Alpine Poppy
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 5 cm to 20 cm
Width: 20 cm to 40 cm
Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Mountains of S. Europe
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 5 to 9
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange, yellow, white
Papaveraceae > Papaver alpinum var. ,

Papaver alpinum, the Alpine poppy or Dwarf poppy, is a perennial poppy found in the Alps. This species includes several sub-species, four of which are found in Austria. It forms a basal rosette clump of downy, finely-divided leaves that are gray-green to blue-green in colour. The flowers are borne on single stems.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Papaver alpinum, Linn. Alpine Poppy. Low and cespitose perennial, nearly stemless: lvs. glaucous, all radical and petiolate, glabrous or nearly so, 2-3-pinnately parted, the ultimate segms. linear or linear-lanceolate: scapes single or several, the bud ovoid or round-obovoid, usually pilose, nodding; fls. white, fragrant; petals round-obovate, erose, nearly 1 in. long or less: caps, oblong to obovate, strongly ribbed. Alps, Apennines.— The following garden varieties have been offered as of this species, but some of them are probably P. pyrenaicum: albiflorum, album, aurantiacum, flaviflorum, flavum, roseum and rubrum. P. luteum, Hort., belongs here, but P. luteum of the botanists is the Welsh Poppy, Meconopsis cambrica. CH

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These are quite hardy, withstanding light snow and frost during winter. They like a light, moist soil that is free draining.


They can be propagated from root cuttings or seeds.

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