Papaver orientale Seeds

Oriental Poppy Seeds

Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy) is an heirloom perennial grown for its huge, showy orange flowers in late spring .
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pest / Disease Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Adds Movement
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant SizeUp to 36" tall
Bloom TimeEarly summer
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SKUHC013245

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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Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy) is an heirloom perennial grown for its huge, showy orange flowers in late spring . This perennial does best in cold climates and thrives with full sun in most soils including clay. Foliage goes dormant in mid-summer. USDA zones 3-7.
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SKUHC013245
Common Name
Oriental Poppy Seeds
Botanical Name
Papaver orientale
Item Package Size
Packet
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange
Bloom Time
Early summer
Mature Height
Up to 36" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Days To Germinate
Spring Sow Direct - Keep Moist
Native To
North America
Seeds Per Pound
2780000
Seeds Per Packet
50
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Adds Movement, Adds Texture
Item Unit Of Measure
Packet
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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