Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientale 'Turkenlouis'

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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Denver, Colorado

Blackfoot, Idaho

Chicago, Illinois

Downers Grove, Illinois

Otho, Iowa

Eveleth, Minnesota

Hilton, New York

Anacortes, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 3, 2011, Bazuhi from Downers Grove, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I planted this way back in 2000 and I loved it and lost it in 2008.. It was such a vibrant red poppy and it did grow pretty tall so you could really see it.. I had it mixed in with the yellow/red Monsella tulip ane the yellow Monti Carlo so the really off set each other.. I am reclaiming the flower bed they were once in and the dogs will just have to find a new place to run up and down and since I know they grew well in my yard back then they will do well again!