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PlantFiles: Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientale 'Pink Ruffles'

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bonniewong On Nov 24, 2005, bonniewong from edmonton
Canada wrote:

Beautiful oriental poppy, the petals edges are fringed and ruffled, true to it's name. The foliage was vigorous from spring to fall, no dormancy or decline midsummer as I usually find with oriental poppies.

Positive boojum On Sep 18, 2004, boojum from Shelburne Falls, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Great plant. Wonderful warm pink ruffled flowers with deeply fringed edges and compact habit. 30" tall. Bloomed for a long time and maintained its form. No flopping over.


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

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
Bellaire, Michigan
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mill City, Oregon
Kalama, Washington

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