Papaver atlanticum, ‘Flore Pleno’
This perennial Moroccan poppy (also known as Atlas Poppy) comes from the Atlas mountains of Spain/Morocco and blooms from spring all the way through fall with steady blooms of solitary semi-double cupped orange flowers atop nodding, lanky stems on a bluish-green rosette of coarsely-toothed leaves. The orange flowers hold their color the longest with part shade, however can tolerate full sun just the same. ‘Flore Pleno’ poppies appreciate a well-drained, somewhat dry position, winter chill, good air circulation and a hard cut after blooming. They’re drought resistant (xeric) and make a self-sowing, carefree addition to any cottage garden, rockery, or cut flower arrangement. Deer resistant too! Plant in mass for best effect. Seeds can be sown indoors or outside in the fall or early spring as soon as the last winter snow recedes.
Height: 2 ft