Papaver orientale 'Pink Ruffles' - Oriental Poppy - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Oriental Poppy

Papaver orientale 'Pink Ruffles'

  • Bowl-shaped, paper-like, petaled flowers
  • Pink, ruffled flowers with near-black, central markings and stamens
  • Thistle-like, hairy, mid-green foliage
  • Freely self-seeds from decorative, acorn-like, seed pods
  • Dried, seed pods are often used in floral arrangements
  • Bloom Time: May to late June
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 50 cm
  • Flower Size: 12 cm

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Pink

HEIGHT:
35-40 cm

SPREAD:
45-50 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Plants will go dormant in the summer, completely disappearing. Plant amongst later blooming perennials to fill the void. Wet or poorly drained soils will cause root rot, particularly in the winter. They are heat and drought tolerant. 

Characteristics & Attributes


ATTRIBUTES:
Seed
FLOWERING TIME:
Lt. Spr-Sum
HABIT:
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Naturalizing
Specimen