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botanical name:
Papaver lateritium
Papaver lateritium © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Armenian Poppy
synonyms:  Papaver monanthum
family:  Papaveraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Saucer-shaped, single, orange flowers, about 5cm across, in late spring or early summer. Coarsely toothed and lobed lanceolate basal leaves. Spreads by underground runners.

cultivation:
Well drained soil, preferably alkaline and rocky or gritty, in full sun or part shade. Drought tolerant.

propagation:
From seed or by division or separation of runners. Mature plants may self-seed.

usage:
Rock and gravel gardens, coastal planting.

other notes:
Native to the Caucasus area

pronounced: pa-PAH-ver la-ter-ee-TEE-um

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