1000 Papaver Orientale Oriental Poppy Flower Seeds 40" Tall

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Oriental Poppy is a robust perennial that grows to 40 inches tall and produces large, reddish-orange flowers in late spring & early summer. Plants are bushy and have hairy leaves. These long-lived plants dislike being transplanted. Avoid planting in areas with high heat and humidity.


Name: Oriental Poppy
Scientific Name: Papaver orientale
Color: reddish-orange
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost or Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Plant Height: 30-40"
Plant Spacing: 12" - 18"
Cycle: Perennial
Bloom Season - Spring-Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil & Water Preferences: Average
Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring, pressing the seed into the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which should occur within 14-20 days. Do not attempt to move seedlings, since they resent having their roots disturbed. For an early start, start the seed indoors in peat pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost and plant outdoors.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants tolerate drought well, though they appreciate watering in dry weather. Do not attempt to move the plants, since they do not transplant well. This plant does not grow well in high heat or humidity, and also resents excessively wet soil in the winter. Deadheading is not necessary, since this plant will not rebloom; if seeds are not required, cut the plant back after blooming has finished. This plant often self-sows, and is highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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