Papaver Orientale is commonly known as ‘Oriental Poppy’. This flowering species native to the Caucasus, Northeastern Turkey, and Northern Iran. Oriental Poppies grow a mound of leaves that are hairy and finely dissected in spring. They gather energy and bloom in mid-summer. This plant has a beautiful appearance and can be grown without much difficulty. Papaver Orientale is used for the isolation of alkaloid drugs and possesses diaphoretic properties. In other words, this herb can cause sweating.
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Scientific Name: Papaver Orientale
Common Name: Oriental Poppy
Plant Type: Perennials
Native Range: Northern Iran and Western Turkey
Height: 24 to 36 "
Spread: 6 to 24 "
Habitat: Rocky Slopes, Dry Meadows
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring, Summer
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees and Birds
Resistant: Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Characteristics: Cut flowers, Showy
Flower Shape: Cup Shaped
Flower Color: Orange
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Easy to grow
Uses: Edging, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden