Papaver Collection

Oriental Poppy Collection

 
 
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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’.

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Zones 3 - 7
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Collection of 9 Plants - 5" Deep Pots
SKU HBLDD09

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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. ‘Double Red Shades’ 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.
SKU HBLDD09
Common Name Oriental Poppy Collection
Botanical Name Papaver Collection
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Red, Orange, White
Mature Height 32-36" tall
Mature Spread 24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
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, Good for Cut Flowers
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 5, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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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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