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Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientale


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About Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale)
Height: Up to 3 ft.
Flower Color: Orange
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flower Type: Poppy
Bloom Time: Early season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Oriental Poppy 's native range?
  Indigenous To: Middle East
Where Oriental Poppy is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: All regions of North America.
  Zones: 3-9
  States:
How to grow Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale)
  Soil preference: Adaptable
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average moisture, well-drained.
  Instructions: Even though it's native to the Middle East, this is not the opium poppy. It's the basic species from which all the big beautiful perennial garden poppies have been hybridized. It's very easy to grow, and takes at least two years to bloom from seed. It hates transplanting, so sow the seed where you'd like it to bloom.

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