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Glaucium Genus

Horned poppy

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterDry

Description

Glaucium genus (Horned poppy). There are about 25 species of annuals, biennials and perennials in this genus. The flowers are showy and will bloom in yellow, red or white, usually with a darker blotch at the base of each petal. They are fully hardy, and should be grow in a sunny position with fertile, well drained soil. You can propagate the annuals by seeds sown outdoors in the spring, the perennials by seed sown outdoors in spring or autumn, and the biennials by seed sown under glass in late spring or early summer.

Characteristics

Annuals, Perennials or Biennials, Herbaceous

Other common names

Sea poppy

Origin

Europe Africa Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their bright, poppy-like flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Propagation

Propagate annuals by seed sown outdoors in spring, perennials by seed sown outdoors in spring or autumn, biennials by seed sown under glass in late spring or early summer.

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