Semi-dwarf Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientale 'Pizzicato'

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

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 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)

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:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Red

Coral/Apricot

Orange

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

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:

Seward, Alaska

Milton, Massachusetts

Interlaken, New York

Prattsburgh, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On May 4, 2015, kentmatt from Delta
Canada wrote:

I've had the same issue with the flower stems not rising above the foliage. I've read that it may be due to an insufficiently cold winter (why that would cause short stems I don't know).

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On Apr 11, 2008, entomologist from Berkeley, CA wrote:

Hi, My new pizzicatos are finally blooming, but the trouble is that the buds are trying to open way down in the leaf axles, where they are squished by the foliage and they cannot open at all. They have absolutely no stems, not even an inch. It's very disappointing.
I'm hoping you can tell me there's something I can do about it? Is there something I can feed them to fix this problem?
This variety is supposed to have "strong stems". These have NO stems. Help!
Thanks in advance,
Karen

Positive

On Oct 24, 2003, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Pizzicato is a semi-dwarf variety that offers large blooms on substantial stems. The mix has also a wide variety of colors.