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Brilliant Oriental Poppy Seeds

#1304
3.5 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
This majestic poppy deserves center stage in your garden border. Use as a focal point or massed into blazing swaths of color as a treat for you and for the honeybees in spring and early summer. The 4" flowers' intense red color pairs well with yellow, gold, purple, or blue late-spring-blooming flowers.
$1.89 200 mg (~640 seeds)

Botanical Name: Papaver orientale

Family: Papaveraceae

Native: Asia

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–8. Short-lived, but no less dramatic, in climates warmer than zone 7.

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall, 12"–36" wide

Variety Information: 4" red flowers

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Late spring to early summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked; or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Only fall sowing is recommended.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Does not transplant well. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"

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Brilliant Oriental Poppy Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Have not seen one plant in the field

2 out of 5 stars Nov 18, 2019
I planted all but 1 packet of seeds with no visible sign of a plant / hoping to get my field retilled soon maybe have better results with my last packet
Peter Millson from WA
Owner Response: Hi Peter, I am sorry that you haven't seen these germinate. Oriental poppies require a bit more in terms of water and fertility than most field-grown poppies. A customer service agent will be with you shortly to help.

Beautiful huge blooms!

5 out of 5 stars May 29, 2020
It's not a recommended growing method, but I started my plants indoors in pots several weeks before transplanting in the spring. They actually transplanted very well even though I didn't use biodegradable pots and had to remove them from the pot before planting. I did my best not to disturb the roots, and they grew just fine. The first and second seasons they had very few flowers, about 1 per plant, but this year (season three) each plant has many blooms and the foliage has filled out nicely. The blooms are larger than my fist when open and they have an amazing dark purple center. The seed heads are super interesting as well. The blooms are short-lived, but so fantastic they're worth it. They are truly perennial, even here in Colorado, and I didn't find that I had to protect them from the cold to get them through the winter. When I purchased them, I wasn't sure they would grow well, but I'm glad I gave them a shot!
Laura Davis from CO

Germination was phenomenal

5 out of 5 stars Jun 27, 2021
I'm in zone 6a. I direct sow these in ground in early May and they germinated very well. I had to thin them a lot. Supposedly they don't flower the first year. I am looking forward to these beautiful blooms in early spring next year!
Qian from MI

Never Grew/Bloomed

2 out of 5 stars Sep 26, 2021
Since these are perennials, maybe next year?
Barbara from CO
Owner Response: Hi Barbara, Yes, if these plants germinated you can expect perennials to take a year to mature in flower. From your other reviews, it sounds like you started seeds outdoors and in some cases you can get first-year blooms when seeds are started indoors, giving plants a head start.

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