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Papaver alpinum

To swap with Paul H.

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Pot Size
0.1 litres

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Plant Finder: about Papaver alpinum

Common names

Alpine poppy, Poppy


Papaver alpinum (Alpine poppy). This is a short-lived perennial, the leaves are fine greyish leaves. It will bear white or yellow flowers in the summer. This species will prefer a little lime in the soil.


They are fully to frost hardy and will prefer little or no shade with deep, moist, well-drained soil. You should sow the seed in spring or autumn.

Interest and use

Grown for their cup-shaped flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Papaver alpinum | Derby, DE3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0
  • WaterMoist

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    I'd like to swap with local people and I'm particularly interested in obtaining small colourful alpine plants, but I'm happy to consider anything which I don't already have in my garden. I could swap (subject to availability), various sempervivums, saxifrage, grasses and some perennials.

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