PAPAVER orientale (Oriental Poppy) is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant that is native to the Middle East and Central Asia. Oriental Poppy is a herbaceous perennial plant, meaning it lives for multiple years. It belongs to the Papaveraceae family.
Oriental Poppy plants typically have a clumping habit, with erect stems that can reach heights of 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm). The leaves are deeply lobed and gray-green in color. The flowers are the highlight of this plant, featuring large, showy blooms that can reach up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. The petals are usually in vibrant shades of red, orange, pink, or white, with a contrasting dark center. The flowers have a delicate, papery texture.
Oriental Poppy typically blooms in late spring to early summer, generally from May to June. The blooming period may vary depending on the local climate and growing conditions.
Oriental Poppy thrives in full sun. It prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate various soil types. It is relatively adaptable and can grow in both cool and warm regions. Oriental Poppy is known for its ability to tolerate dry conditions.
Oriental Poppy is highly valued for its large and colorful flowers. It is often used as a focal point in garden borders, cottage gardens, or rock gardens. The flowers are also suitable for cut flower arrangements. with its vibrant and dramatic blooms, adds a splash of color and visual impact to garden landscapes. Its adaptability to various growing conditions and ability to create eye-catching displays make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to create a bold and striking garden design.
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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