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Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy) Sheffield Seed Co., inc
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Papaver orientale

Oriental Poppy

  • Papaver orientale

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Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, requires light for germination

Discover the vibrant Papaver orientale, or Oriental Poppy, which is born of the harsh summer droughts of northeastern Turkey, northern Iran, and the Caucasus. This perennial plant is a testament to resilience. Showcasing large 3-6" flowers that are typically red, but can also bloom in hues of orange or pale pink, Oriental Poppy is a sight to behold. But its beauty isn't limited to its petals. In spring, it flourishes with a mound of finely dissected, hairy leaves. In summer, its foliage gracefully recedes, allowing the plant to store energy and ensuring survival in the face of the season's aridity. If you're looking to enhance their display, situate late developing plants nearby to fill the gap in foliage.
Oriental Poppy seeds act as a punchy condiment, adding a hot and acrid kick to dishes. The plant requires full sun and good drainage, thriving best in a USDA hardiness zone of 3-8. However, be careful not to overwater and remember to protect the plant with mulch over the winter.
Whether in full bloom or at rest, Oriental Poppies bring a touch of nature's tenacity and elegance to any garden.

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