Papaver orientale Brilliant
Brilliant Oriental Poppy
32-36" tall x 24" wide (seed propagated). This scarlet-orange flower has been made famous by New Mexico artist Georgia O'Keeffe's beautiful paintings from the 1930s. And no wonder: spring in Santa Fe brings with it drifts of Oriental Poppies blooming all over town. These poppies go dormant in summer, so mix them into the middle of perennial beds with other tall growing perennials to cover up the browning foliage. Grows well in most soil types including clay.
|Common Name||Brilliant Oriental Poppy|
|Botanical Name||Papaver orientale Brilliant|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||32-36" tall|
|Mature Spread||24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Season||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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