Oriental Poppy (Papaver Orientale mix) 1000 seeds (#2266)
About the product
Perennial with leaves forming a rosette, from which in May or June sprouts 60-80 cm long ending with magnificent flowers 10-15 cm in diameter. The flower petals are shiny; white, pink or fiery red.
An attractive plant for perennial beds, also useful for cut flowers. You should cut in the buds, then they keep their decorative value for several days.
Cultivate at a distance of 50 x 50 cm in a sunny position that is permeable and rich in calcium. Plants hate too wet and cold winters. Protect by covering with leaves.
Approximately 1000 seeds in 0.5g packet.
Genus - Papaver
Species - Orientale
Variety - mix
Common name - Oriental Poppy
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 7
Height - 0,60 - 0,80 m
Spread - 0,20 - 0,40 m
Plant type - Perennial
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Sandy, clay, organically rich, fertile, medium moisture
Water requirements - Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Landscape uses - Good Accent, Attracts Butterflies, for Borders, Cut Flower
Bloom season - May - June
Leaf / Flower color - Light Green / mix
Seeds are sown inside from March to June or outside after the potential of frost has passed (till June), the average temperature is approximately 21C and when soil has thoroughly warmed. The seeds are sown at a depth of a seed, or less as light may stimulate germination.
Oriental Poppies do not handle transplanting or over-watering well. Germination period is 10–20 days.
Mulch can be used to protect the plant over the winter and cutting off the stem will produce a second flower.