Papaver nudicale are native to sub polar regions of northern Europe and North America. Plants form a low mound of light green leaves. Large, satiny, lightly fragrant, bowl shaped flowers on hairy stems, which continue for weeks on end are produced from April to September. Flowers range in colour, including cream, yellow, salmon, orange, pink and red. Papaver nudicaule Gatenzwerg is a dwarf variety with flowers that are silky and look shiny in the sun. Usually grown as a biennial. Removing dead heads will encourage more buds to form, however you should leave a few flowers to set seed for future generations. Drought tolerant once established. Good for cutting if picked just as the buds begin to open. Use in a mixed planting, or in groups. Can easily be grown in a pot or other container. Use a good quality compost. Feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmocote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year.