PAPAVER orientale (Oriental Poppy)
PAPAVER orientale (Oriental Poppy) is a perennial flowering plant that belongs to the Papaveraceae family. It is native to the Caucasus, northeastern Turkey, and northern Iran, but is now widely cultivated in gardens around the world.
The Oriental Poppy is known for its large, showy flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer. The flowers are typically 4-6 inches in diameter and come in a range of colors including orange, red, pink, and white. Each flower has four to six petals, and a dark center filled with black or dark purple stamens.
The foliage of the Oriental Poppy is also attractive, consisting of basal rosettes of lobed, hairy leaves. The stems can grow up to 3 feet tall and may require staking to keep the flowers from falling over. This plant prefers well-draining soil in full sun to partial shade, and can be propagated by division or from seed. While it is generally easy to grow, the Oriental Poppy is short-lived, typically living for only a few years. Despite this, its spectacular flowers make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to add color and interest to their landscape. 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