Flowering Perennials: Characteristics and Culture

Poppy, Oriental

  • Scientific name
    Papaver orientalis
  • Height
    24 to 40 inches
  • Bloom period
    May to July
  • Color
    Orange, red, pink, white
  • Light
    Full sun
  • Moisture
    Well drained
  • Soil
    Sandy loam
  • Relative ease of care
    Easy
  • Remarks
    Needs good drainage. Place in protected spot, or mulch in winter.