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Oriental Poppy 'Princess Victoria Louise'

Papaver orientale

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

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Where to Grow:

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)


USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

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)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

Payson, Arizona

Bangor, Maine

Machiasport, Maine

Bethesda, Maryland

Pikesville, Maryland

Silver Spring, Maryland

Haydenville, Massachusetts

Medway, Massachusetts

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nashua, New Hampshire

Hilton, New York

Bend, Oregon

Knoxville, Tennessee

Arlington, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Stanwood, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

West Bend, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 27, 2012, naomiZ5b from Bangor, ME wrote:

Scrumptious. Mine is more salmon-tinged than some of the others pictured here.


On Jul 5, 2011, placands from Hilton, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have had this poppy in my garden for years. Reliably comes back. Beautiful. I support the blossoms with a peony cage.


On Nov 18, 2009, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Delicate poppy, very nice.


On Aug 10, 2003, starshine from Bend, OR (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a spectacular plant to watch as its crepe paper petals unfold into blossoms the size of dinner plates. Fragile, strong and colourful. If taken care of properly it will bloom in early summer and again in the fall.