Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale

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Botanical Name:

Papaver orientale

Family:

Papaveraceae

Genus:

Papaver

Species:

orientale

Common Name:

Oriental Poppy

Height:
24-36 inches
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3

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  • Papaver orientale

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, requires light for germination.
In a Nutshell:
* The familiar large-flowered poppy with 3-6" flowers, usually red but sometimes orange or pale pink, foliage dies back in midsummer, long-lived, wants full sun, good drainage, native to Turkey and environs.
* The young seed heads are used as a condiment, they are hot and acrid. more...
* Papaver orientale ( Oriental poppy ) is a perennial flowering plant native to the Caucasus, northeastern Turkey, and northern Iran. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov