Papaver Orientale or Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppies provide a cheerful display of huge, satiny flowers in late Spring and early Summer.

They form low a low mound of coarse, hairy leaves, and usually go dormant, disappearing completely by late Summer. This selection features frilly, raspberry pink, cup-shaped flowers splotched with black. Because they disappear in Summer, plant something next to the Oriental Poppies that will get bushy later in the season when it goes dormant.

Divide in August/September.

Excellent for cutting, when picked just as the buds open.

 

 

Hardiness zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure:    Full Sun  

Soil Moisture:      Average or Moist

Blooming Time:   Late Spring-Early Summer

Foliage Color:      Light Green

Plant Uses:         Border, Cut Flower, Fragrant

Flower Size:        Large

Height:                 25-29 inches

Spread:               31-35 inches

Resistant for:      Rabbit and Deer

Attracts:              Butterflies