Glaucium grandiflorum

Common Name:
Horned poppy
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)
Geographic Origin:
Mediterranean Region
California Native?:
Plant Size:
12-18 inches
Landscape/Garden Uses:
rock gardens
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Furred silvery grey leaves stay in a low rosette; arching flower stems display silky orange poppy flowers, with a dark spot at the base of each petal. Long narrow seed pods follow the flowers. Smaller in scale than G. flavum, this charming perennial is suited to rock gardens, containers and dry borders. Sun, well drained soil, moderate to occasional watering.