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Oriental Poppy in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Papaver orientale

 

Oriental Poppy

Papaver orientale is a perennial poppy of which many cultivars have become available. It comes in a variety of flowering colours such as reds, oranges, whites and pinks, and the large flowers are showy. They can be doubles or singles, with dark purple/black centres and with bright silver-green foliage.

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plant Features
  • Oriental Poppy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Oriental Poppy likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Oriental Poppy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Oriental Poppy likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Oriental Poppy

Latin name

Papaver orientale

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Papaveraceae

ph

6.6 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Oriental Poppy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Oriental Poppy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Oriental Poppy likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Oriental Poppy likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Oriental Poppy is 0.60meters x 0.80meters 0.60 M 0.80 M

Papaver orientale

Papaver orientale is a perennial poppy of which many cultivars have become available. It comes in a variety of flowering colours such as reds, oranges, whites and pinks, and the large flowers are showy. They can be doubles or singles, with dark purple/black centres and with bright silver-green foliage.


Propagation by seed in Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed on compost and cover lightly with sifted compost. Keep moist. Be warned: the seed is like dust! For a longer flowering period, sow in succession, and you can get a display into late Summer. Alternatively, the seed can be sown direct into soil that as been dug over.

 

Propagation by seed in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Sow seed on compost and cover lightly with sifted compost. Keep moist. Be warned: the seed is like dust! Alternatively, sow direct in soil that has been dug over

 

Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Where to plant poppies is critical to the success of growing them. They need to be in shade, in a sheltered site, preferably under trees or tall plants, where the soil is permanently moist. They do not usually survive in hot dry conditions.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Poppies flower from early Summer right through to early Autumn

 
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