Papaver orientale Seeds

Oriental Poppy Seeds

Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy) is an heirloom perennial grown for its huge, showy orange flowers in late spring .
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HC013245
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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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SKU
HC013245
Common Name
Oriental Poppy Seeds
Botanical Name
Papaver orientale
Item Package Size
Packet
Seed Life Cycle
Perennials
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Flower Color
Orange
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
Up to 36" tall
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer
Bloom Time
Early summer
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
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Pest / Disease Resistant, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Adds Movement, Adds Texture
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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