Papaver orientalis Beauty Of Livermere

Oriental Poppy

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium to Tall 24-36" (Plant 15-18" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Large paper-thin petals form a bowl around the Oriental Poppy’s dark ornamental centers. Sunlight makes the translucent dark red petals of this Papaver positively glow with color. Tall, huge flowers. The foliage forms a clump that persists over winter in small tufts. The fascinating attractive seedpods will add a nice touch to dried arrangements. The blossoms are a favorite for butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. Spring Shipping only.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Papaver General Information:

Papaver are breath-taking with their bright shades of reds, pinks, oranges and whites. Robust clumps of ferny foliage support tall stems of translucent delicate blossoms. Best selection for coldest areas (zones 3&4), Not for Gulf states.

Papaver Plant Care:

Prefers loose soil with excellent drainage and can tolerate sandy or rocky soils. Avoid overly rich soils. Division is difficult due to a long taproot. Blooms profusely under cool growing conditions. May go dormant in hot summers. Shear spent flowers to prevent seed set. Cut back after flowering to extend individual plant life. Self seeds freely. When foliage declines, around end of July, pull by hand or cut down foliage, new leaves in late summer/fall should be left for winter.

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: PABL