Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppy

Papaver orientale

Though they have somewhat adaptable water requirements, poppies do best with moderate to regular water in well-drained soil and full to partial sun. They produce large single to double flowers, sometimes with fringed petals, that appear in early summer, followed by ornamental seedheads. Coarse, fuzzy foliage often dies back in mid-summer, but can persist in partial shade.

Type of Plant: Perennial

Distinguishing Characteristics: Coarse, deeply divided leaves form a broad clump with stiff bristly stems lifting large, crepe-like, orange flowers.

Water Use: Moderate

Flower Color: Red

Sun/Location: Full to Part Sun