Papaver orientalis Princess Victoria Louise

Poppy

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2017

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Large crepe-paper like salmon pink petals form a bowl around this Oriental Poppy’s dark ornamental centers. Sunlight makes the translucent petals of this Papaver positively glow with color. The foliage forms a clump that persists over winter in small tufts. Fascinating attractive seedpods add a nice touch to dried arrangements. The blossoms are a favorite for butterflies and hummingbirds. Spring shipping only.

Details

Item Code: PAVL
Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24-30"
Spacing: 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: Pink
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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

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.