PAPAVER orientale (Oriental Poppy)

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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...

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.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 56,250 38
1OZ 112,500 75
1/4LB 450,000 300
1/2LB 900,000 600
1LB 1,800,000 1,200
5LB 9,000,000 6,000

Scientific Name: Papaver Orientale

Common Name: Oriental Poppy

Plant Type: Perennials 

Family: Papaveraceae

Native Range: Northern Iran and Western Turkey  

Height: 24 to 36 "

Spread: 6 to 24 "

Habitat: Rocky Slopes, Dry Meadows 

Zone: 3-8  

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

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