Oriental Brilliant Poppy Seeds

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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

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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Oriental Brilliant Poppy Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
Have not seen one plant in the field
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon 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
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!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon 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

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