Mix these tall, beautiful poppies with other spring and fall-blooming flowers, and watch your garden come alive with pollinators! One of the hardiest poppies, foliage dies back in the summer heat, then reappears in the fall. Colors include white, orange, pink, and salmon, with black centers.
• Botanical Name: Papaver orientale
• Family: Papaveraceae
• Native: Asia
• Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–7. Annual, but no less dramatic in USDA zones 7 and warmer.
• Plant Dimensions: 24"–48" tall, 12"–36" wide
• Variety Information: 4"–8" flowers of orange, pink, red, salmon, and white colors atop hairy stems.
• Type: Oriental
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Late spring to early summer
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, as soon as soil can be worked, or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Only fall sowing is recommended.
• When to Start Inside: Not recommended. Sow in biodegradable pots for transplanting; roots sensitive to disturbance. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
• Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
• Seed Depth: Press into surface
• Seed Spacing: A pinch of seeds every 18"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 18"