Poppy: Oriental Mix

Poppy: Oriental Mix - Seeds & Bulbs

Poppy - Oriental
(Papaver orientale)

The large, 4" to 6" blooms of the Oriental poppy are dramatic when planted in mass. In cold climates (USDA zones 6 and colder) Orientals are hardy perennials. Foliage will die back completely in summer after blossoms fade and reappear for a second flush of blooms in fall. Colors include white, orange, pink and salmon with black centers.

Flower Type: Perennial
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Height: 2' to 4'
Exposure: Full Sun

When to Sow Outside: Sow in early spring, 2-4 weeks before last frost.
When to Sow Inside: Does not transplant well.
Seed Depth: press seeds onto surface of soil
Seed Spacing: 2"
Days to Emerge: 10 - 15
Thinning: When 2" tall thin to 18" apart

About this Author