Papaver orientale

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.

Oriental Poppy Fruit Punch - Papaver orientalis PR00020

FRUIT PUNCH Oriental Poppy Seeds

Fruit Punch Oriental poppies are large and stunning semi-double poppies in many shades of red, purple, and deep pink. Plants grow to 36 in. tall, bloom in May and June. Winter hardy to zone 3.

100 seeds - $2.99

Oriental Poppy Pizzicato - Papaver orientalis PR00995

PIZ­ZICATO Oriental Poppy Seeds

Each amazing semi-dwarf 20 in. tall plant produces up to 20 huge 6-8 in. poppies. They are held on strong, wind resistant stems. Blooms appear in shades of salmon, orange, red, scarlet, mauve, pink, and white. Flower petals are marked black at the base. Mass plant Pizzicato Oriental poppies to create an absolutely stunning show each May and June.

100 seeds - $2.49

Oriental Poppy Haremstraum Mix - Papaver orientalis PR00710

HAREM­STRAUM MIX Oriental Poppy Seeds

Dazzling formulated mix of new large-flowered Oriental poppy hybrids. Blooms in shades of salmon, orange, scarlet, white, pink, salmon, crimson, and mahogany. Plants grow to 3 ft. tall, flower in late spring and early summer, are winter hardy to zone 3. Haremstraum Mix Oriental poppies grow beautifully with bronze fennel, Primadonna White echinacea, and Luna Series hibiscus.

100 seeds - $2.49

Oriental Poppy Royal Wedding - Papaver orientalis PR00998

ROYAL WED­DING Oriental Poppy Seeds

Large pure-white silky flowers with coal black centers. Sturdy plants grow to 3 ft. tall, bloom in late spring and early summer. Royal Wedding Oriental poppy is winter hardy to zone 3.

200 seeds - $2.99

Oriental Poppy Beauty of Livermere - Papaver orientalis
Oriental Poppies Beauty of Livermere Beauty of Livermere Oriental poppy

BEAUTY OF LIVER­MERE Oriental Poppy Seeds

Beauty of Livermere is also known as the 'Great Scarlet poppy.' The 3-4 ft. tall plants produce enormous, mind-blowing, crimson-scarlet flowers in May and June. Beauty of Livermere is the parent of some of the very best Oriental poppy hybrids. To our mind it possesses a beauty yet to be surpassed. New to Oriental poppies? We highly recommend you begin with Beauty of Livermere.

100 seeds - $2.99

Oriental Poppy Brilliant - Papaver orientalis PR01000

BRIL­LIANT Oriental Poppy Seeds

Huge 6 in. black-centered, fiery-red blooms in May and June. Plants grow 2.5-3 ft. tall, are winter hardy to zone 3.

200 seeds - $2.49

How to Plant and Grow Oriental Poppy

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Plant Oriental Poppy Seeds: Sow Oriental poppy seeds in 2 in. pots or cell packs, press into soil, 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 seedlings to 12-18 in. apart.

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

For Bouquets: Cut Oriental poppy stems in the morning as flower petals unfold, sear fresh cut 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. Foliage returns in fall, remains 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 in. sections. Plant 1 in. deep.

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