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Papaver orientale 'Miss Piggy'

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Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: orientale (or-ee-en-TAY-lee) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Piggy

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Purple
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral BajaBlue On Jun 9, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Papaver orientalis 'Miss Piggy' features huge double blooms with soft pink infused through the numerous ruffled petals. A very nice plum colored basil at the center.

The huge crepe-like flowers can measure 4-6 inches across and
they make prized cut flowers. After blooming is over, these perennials will go dormant, so plan on planting other plants nearby to fill in the gaps.



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