Assorted vibrant-hued selections
Bridges late spring into early summer
Big flowers for big impact
Easy to grow
Here’s a great way to sample Oriental poppies–while filling up an open area with eye-popping color. Large-flowered (up to 6 inches across!) selections in vivid shades of orange, red, pink, and salmon. Individually unique and showy; dazzling when grouped. Plus, they flower at a time when spring favorites are done and summer perennials aren’t quite out yet, filling the blooming gap handily. Sun-lovers, they appreciate light shade in the hottest part of the day. Light-green, ferny foliage makes the perfect backdrop.
Best grown in fertile, well-drained soil. Plants are about 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Zones 3-7.
Collection of various Papaver
Height: 28 – 34
Spacing: 45 – 60 cm
Depth:Top of plant should be even with soil level
Spread:45 – 60 cm
Light Required:Full Sun
Color: Collection of various colors
Size: #1 Bareroot
Blooms: Late Spring, Early Summer
Flower Form: Crepelike petals open to 4-6″ across, ruffled.
Soil Requirements: Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Growth Rate: Medium
Pruning: After blooming, cut the withered flower at the top of the stem to prevent seed production and then allow the leaves to wither and turn brown before removing them. The green leaves provide nourishment for the plants.
Foliage: Light green hairy fern like toothed leaves.