Yellow Horned Poppy is a Xera favorite perennial. This true poppy bears a long season of large irredesant light yellow flowers. They appear in succession for 6-8 weeks into the middle of summer. Flowers are replaced by long “horns” which are the seed pods. Incredibly blue glabrous rubbery foliage is wonderful with the glowing flowers. Full sun, well drained poor to average soil- adapts to rich soil with less water. Light summer water though established plants get by with nothing. To 2′ x 2′ in a single season. Dies back to a low rosette of leaves in winter. Will often seed around and you want this to happen cause the more of these the better. Average lifespan: 3-5 years. moderately deer resistant. No other pests. Excels in gravel gardens.
Family: Papaveraceae Genus: Glaucium
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial
Biomes/Growing conditions: Hot Aspects, Low Water/No Water
Sun exposure: Full Sun
USDA Hardiness zone: Zn5a -15º to -20ºF
Foliage color: Blue
Foliage season: Evergreen