A longtime summer favorite, poppies are some of the most dramatic flowers available. Huge crepelike blooms with dark centers put on a fabulous show. This mix includes a dramatic palette of colors in shades of orange, red, pink, white or purple.
Height 24 - 36 inches
Bloom Time Late spring
Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Papaver orientalis mix
Height:24 - 36 inches
Ship As:NO. 1 BAREROOT
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Light Requirements:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Foliage Type:Pinnatisect leaves up to 12" long with toothed edges and bristly hairy stems and leaves.
Bloom Time:Late spring
Flower Form:Showy, 4-6" across with crepe paper like petals.
Planting Instructions:Flowers best in full sun. Dig a hole large enough so that roots do not bend. Plant so that the crown is 2" below ground level in humus enriched soil. Firm soil around the roots and water thoroughly.
Soil Requirements:Well-drained, average garden soil. Does not like wet soil.
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems, and remove spent foliage after the plant goes dormant in summer. Spent flower stems or sead heads can be removed after flowering, if desired.
Winter Care:Mulch the first winter to prevent the plant from heaving from the ground due to alternating freezing and thawing weather. Remove mulch in early spring, before new growth starts.
Additional Information:Foliage goes dormant in summer. Avoid wet soils that stay wet in winter.