Oriental Poppy Papaver


Oriental Poppies provide a cheerful display of huge, satiny flowers in late spring and early summer. Plants form a low clump of coarse, hairy leaves, and usually go dormant, disappearing completely by late summer. Because they disappear in summer, plant something beside Oriental Poppies that will get bushy later in the season, such as Rudbeckia, Russian Sage, or fall-flowering grasses. Flowers are good for cutting, picked just as the buds begin to open.

Light Requirement: Full Sun to Partial Sun

Mature Size:

  • Height: 18 - 24"
  • Width: 18 - 24"

Zone: 3

Photos courtesy of Ball Seed