Q:

What is an Iceland poppy?

A:

Quick Answer

Iceland poppies are perennials that are native to the subpolar regions of Europe and North America. They self-seed and return every year. These flowers come in a variety of colors and are drought-resistant, and their stems vary from 1 to 2 feet in height.

Continue Reading
What is an Iceland poppy?
Credit: gatorsr1 CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

Despite the fact that Iceland poppies are perennials, they are often grown like biennials. They thrive best in full sun exposure and in soil that is fertile and well-drained. Once the tap-roots of the plant have formed, the poppies are difficult to transport. All parts of the plant are most likely poisonous due to the toxic alkaloids.

Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers

Related Questions

Explore