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A picture of a Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppy

Papaver orientale 'Harlem'

Also known as

Poppy

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

40cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Oriental Poppy Overview

This species will produce crinkly, glossy petals which have a silky sheen. The flower size can be immense and some blossoms will grow about 6-8in, they bloom in various shades of pink, red, orange, white. The foliage is deeply cut and will dies back in the summer, The soil should be rich and kept moist during the growing season.

Common problems with Oriental Poppy

Other uses of Oriental Poppy

Cutting bed, border, wildflower/meadow, flower arranging Spring/Summer interest.