Yellow hornpoppy

A yellow-flowered poppy!
Common name : Yellow hornpoppy
Scientific name : Glaucium flavum
Family : Papaveraceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Glaucium flavum - the yellow hornpoppy - is a species in the Papaveraceae family, native to seashores of Northern Africa. it is a summer flowering plant growing up to 30–90 cm (12–35 in) tall, with branched, grey stems, leathery deeply segmented bluish-grey leaves and bright yellow or orange flowers. The sepal, petals and stamen have a similar structure and form to Papaver rhoeas - the red poppy - except the sepals are not hairy. It is classed as a noxious weed, in some areas of North America, where it is an introduced species. It is grown in gardens as a short-lived perennial but usually grown as a biennial.

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 30 - 100
pH 6 - 8

Plant my yellow hornpoppy

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my yellow hornpoppy

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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