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Herbaceous PerennialAnnual BiennialSynonym

Papaver nudicaule 'Pacino'

A small, biennial or short-lived perennial poppy, to 20cm high, with a mound of finely divided, grey-green leaves. Produces lightly fragrant, papery pale yellow flowers from late spring to late summer

Synonyms
Papaver nudicaule 'Pacino'
Papaver 'Pacino'
see morePapaver miyabeanum 'Pacino'

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green Grey Silver
Summer Yellow Green Grey Silver
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Papaveraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

A relatively new genus of perennial alpine poppy with long, hairy, leafless stems and solitary red, white, yellow or orange flowers

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in full sun in a well-drained soil; thrives in cool climates

Propagation

Propagate by seed, sowing in autumn for flowers the following spring, or sow under cover in late winter and transplant for flowers in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

May be susceptible to downy mildews, powdery mildews, fungal wilts and verticillium wilt

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