There are between 70 and 100 species of annuals, biennials and herbaceous perennials in this genus. They are native to temperate regions of Eurasia, Africa and North America.

Care and Culture of Poppies

Papaver alpinum Alpine Poppy
P. californicum Mission Poppy
P. commutatum Flanders Poppy
P. fugax
(P. caucasicum) 
Caucasian Poppy
P. glaucum Tulip Poppy
P. lateritium Armenia Poppy
P. macrostomum   Bell Poppy
P. nudicaule Iceland Poppy
P. orientale Oriental Poppy
P. pilosum Olympic Poppy
P. rhoeas Corn Poppy, Shirley Poppy
P. rupifragum Spanish Poppy
P. somniferum Opium Poppy
P. trinifolium Armenian Poppy

Species Hgt (in) Flower
Plants Go
P. alpinum 8-10 1-2 No
P. nudicaule 12-18 3-6 No
P. orientale 18-36 5-7 Yes
P. somniferum 24-36 3-4 No

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.



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