Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientale 'Prince of Orange'

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

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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:

Anchorage, Alaska

San Leandro, California

Mackinaw, Illinois

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Winona, Minnesota

Nashua, New Hampshire

Bend, Oregon

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania

Bellingham, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 27, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

At first I didn't care for the orange color of these poppies, but they have grown on me. This is ia very hardy poppy and can put up quite a few blooms. It also reblooms for me in the fall, which was a nice surprise.

Positive

On Feb 19, 2009, Simon321 from Bethlehem, PA wrote:

This is a stunning poppy. When the sun streams through the blossoms it is so bright, it can't be ignored. The plant produced 18 blooms its second season and then quickly disappeared as the summer heated up so be sure to surround it with later blooming perennials. The orange contrasts beautifully with deep purple salvia.