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Hardy, summer flowering biennial or short-lived perennial.
Description: bright golden yellow, poppy-like flowers; bluish-gray, lobed foliage; long, decorative, horn-like seed pods.
Habit: grows 12 to 36 inches high and 18 inches wide.
Culture: prefers moderately fertile, well-drained soil and full sun.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 through 9
Origin: Europe, North Africa, Turkey
Attributes: Deer resistant
Thomas Jefferson planted seeds of Yellow Horned Poppy at Monticello in an oval flower bed southeast of the house in 1807. It is a native of Europe, the Canary Islands, North Africa, and Turkey, which has naturalized along the New England coast as early as the seventeenth century. The eighteenth-century botanist John Clayton noted it in his Flora Verginica (1739; 1743). zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9