Oriental Poppy Collection (Papaver)

Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale) are the royal family of the early summer garden. Their large (3-6") tissue paper-like flowers offer a translucent, almost glowing presence that is breathtaking to behold. Fuzzy foliage will turn brown after flowering and disappear, to reappear in early fall. Our collection features 3 plants of each variety shown: Papaver orientale ‘Brilliant’, ‘Royal Wedding’, and ‘Beauty of Livermere’. test
Zones3 - 7
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Plant Size32-36" tall 24" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizeCollection of 9
SKUHC017134

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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$91.91
Per Collection of 9
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SKU
HC017134

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Oriental poppies wake up our early summer gardens with eye-popping color. Our collection includes 3 each of 3 of our top varieties, for a total of 9 plants. 'Brilliant' features huge scarlet-orange flowers. 'Royal Wedding' with its striking double blooms are perfect with the purples and blues of Salvia. 'Beauty of Livermere' has abundant deep-red blooms. All plants will enhance a perennial bed with big color and style. Sun-loving, plant Oriental poppies with other perennials so that when they die back after flowering, their fading foliage is hidden, or plant annuals in their place. Come fall they will re-appear. 32-36" tall x 24" wide.

*Does not include planting map

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SKU
HC017134
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
Oriental Poppy Collection (Papaver)
Botanical Name
Oriental Poppy Collection (Papaver)
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
32-36" tall
Mature Spread
24" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Quantity Number
9
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of April 1st, 2019
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