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Papaver rupifragum ‘Double Tangerine Gem’
Papaver rupifragum ‘Double Tangerine Gem’
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Papaver rupifragum ‘Double Tangerine Gem’

Double Spanish Poppy

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.401.640

This poppy is a cute little alpine plant, best suited to the rock garden or for edging a hot, sunny border. The ferny silver-blue leaves form a low tuft, with upright stems of satiny double sherbet-orange flowers appearing for many weeks. May act as a short-lived perennial, but will usually self-seed modestly. A good candidate for growing in gravel, also in containers or alpine troughs. Removing faded flowers will greatly increase the blooming season. Drought tolerant. Not a good choice for regions with humid, hot summers.

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Papaver rupifragum ‘Double Tangerine Gem’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate