Brilliant Oriental Poppy

BOTANICAL INTEREST

Botanical Interests Packet

This majestic poppy deserves center stage in your garden border. Use as a focal point or massed into blazing swaths of color as a treat for you and for the honeybees in spring and early summer. The 4" flowers' intense red color pairs well with yellow, gold, purple, or blue late-spring-blooming flowers. (approx. 600 seeds/pkt)

Botanical Name: Papaver orientale

Family: Papaveraceae

Native: Asia

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–8. Short-lived, but no less dramatic, in climates warmer than zone 7.

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall, 12"–36" wide

Variety Information: 4" red flowers

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Late spring to early summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant