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 How to plant Oriental Poppy seeds 

Huge Perennial Poppies for cool winter climates. Oriental Poppies grow and flower best in zones 3-8, they prefer a good winter chill.

Haremstraum Mix oriental poppy PR00710


Dazzling formulated mix of new large-flowered hybrids with flowers in shades of salmon, orange, scarlet, white, pink, salmon, crimson and mahogany. Plants grow to 3 feet tall and are winter hardy to zone 3. 'Haremstraum Mix' Oriental Poppies grow beautifully with Bronze Fennel, Primadonna White Echinacea, and Luna Series Hibiscus.

200 seeds - $2.99
Fruit Punch oriental poppy. PR00020

FRUIT PUNCH Oriental Poppy

Stunning, large semi-double poppies in many shades of red, purple and deep pinks. Grows 36 inches tall.

100 seeds - $2.99
Royal Wedding oriental poppy PR00998

ROYAL WEDDING Oriental Poppy

Pure white large silky flowers with coal black centers. Grows to 3 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.

200 seeds - $2.99
Pizzicato oriental poppy PR00995

PIZZICATO Oriental Poppy

Amazing semi-dwarf 20 inch plants produce up to 20 huge 6-8 inch poppies on strong wind resistant stems in shades of salmon, orange, red, scarlet, mauve, pink and white. They have contrasting black blotches at the base of their petals. Massed in the garden these make an absolutely stunning show in May and June.

100 seeds - $2.49
Red 'Beauty of Livermere' poppy flowers PR00996


Also known as the "Great Scarlet poppy." Crimson-scarlet blooms, up to 6 inches across on sturdy, 3-4 foot perennial plants. Flowers in May and June.

100 seeds - $2.49
Brilliant oriental poppy PR01000

BRILLIANT Oriental Poppy

Huge, 6 inch, black centered, fiery-red blooms. Grows to 2.5 to 3 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 3.

200 seeds - $1.99
Dwarf Allegro oriental poppy PR00706

DWARF ALLEGRO Oriental Poppy

6 inch brilliant scarlet poppies on compact 20 inch plants. A great garden performer. Winter hardy to zone 3.

200 seeds $1.99
Semi Double Red Shades Oriental Poppy flowers and buds New for 2016 PR16017


Large, semi-double poppies in rich shades of red and scarlet on 3 foot tall plants. Stunning when mass planted. Blooms in May and June. Oriental poppies perform best in zones 3 - 8, where winters are cold.

50 seeds - $1.99

How to Plant Oriental Poppy Seeds

Sow Oriental Poppy seeds in 2 inch pots or cell packs, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65°F., germination is in 14-21 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds in rows. Thin to 12-18 inches apart.

Growing Oriental Poppies: Full sun. Oriental Poppies prefer moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Provide regular water first season, less water in following years. Plants are long-lived in cold winter climates, can thrive for decades.

For bouquets: Cut Oriental Poppy stems in morning as flower petals unfold, sear cut end with match. Flowers are followed by large ornamental pods filled with thousands of spicy, nutty-flavored edible seeds.

Oriental Poppy plants go dormant after flowering. Leaves return in fall and remain through winter. Place next to sprawling plants such as Baby's Breath, they fill summer gaps. Divide Oriental Poppy plants infrequently, every 4-5 years in mid- to late summer.

Propagate favorite plants: Lift, then cut roots into 3-4 inch sections.
Plant 1 inch deep.

Oriental Poppies attract: Bees, birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Plants are rabbit and deer resistant.