Definition of Iceland poppy in US English:

Iceland poppy

(also Icelandic poppy)


  • A tall poppy which is widely cultivated for its colorful flowers and suitability for cutting, native to arctic and north temperate regions.

    Papaver nudicaule, family Papaveraceae

    • ‘Interplant pink ranunculus with salmon Iceland poppy and red-purple pansies, and accent with a few yellow and pink English primroses.’
    • ‘Buy young plants of calendula, Iceland poppy, pansy, primrose, snapdragon, stock, and viola.’
    • ‘Clarkias, Iceland poppies, pansies, and stock can't stand intense summer heat.’
    • ‘From sixpacks, try calendula, Iceland poppies, pansies, primroses, snapdragons, stock, or violas.’
    • ‘If you want to keep the pot center stage, remove the mum and replace it with a spring bloomer such as Iceland poppy or primrose.’