Common Name: Oriental Poppy Papaver O. Beauty Of Livermore

Height:30.0 Inches

Spread:18.0-24.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:3,4,5,6,7

 

Flower Color:Red shades

Foliage Color:Green shades

Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:Average Water Needs

Soil Quality:Average Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

 

Soil Chemistry:Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)

Bloomtime:Late SpringEarly Summer

Attracts Wings:Attracts Hummingbirds

Critter Resistant:Deer ResistantRabbit Resistant

Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads

 

Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:CottageEclectic

Other Features:Border PlantCut FlowerCut FoliageDried FlowerSpecimenFocal Point

Origin:Not Native to North America

 

Deep, oxblood-red blooms are borne on wiry, pubescent stems from late spring thru early summer. This is one of the finest reds available. Its petals have a crepe-like appearance and a satiny texture. Each flower can measure 4 to 6 inches across.

In the center of a poppy's flower rests a very large, velvety-black seed capsule surrounded by prominent, dark purple stamens. Altogether, these flowers absolutely steal the show when they are in bloom. After the bloom cycle is completed however, these perennials will go dormant, so plan on planting other plants nearby to fill in the gaps.