Pacino Poppy flowers
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Plant Height: 6 inches
Flower Height: 8 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Iceland Poppy, Arctic Poppy
This miniature variety has great flower power, producing volumes of beautiful buttery blooms with yellow centers; a charming addition to rock gardens and borders
Pacino Poppy features bold buttery yellow round flowers with yellow centers at the ends of the stems from early spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tomentose ferny leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Pacino 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, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. 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;
Pacino Poppy is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Pacino Poppy will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 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.