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Brilliant Oriental Poppy Seeds

Brilliant Oriental Poppy Seeds

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This majestic poppy deserves center stage in your garden border. Use as a focal point or massed into blazing swaths of color as a treat for you and for the honeybees in spring and early summer. The 4" flowers' intense red color pairs well with yellow, gold, purple, or blue late-spring-blooming flowers.

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Variety Info

Family: Papaveraceae

Type: Oriental Poppy (Learn More)

Native: Asia

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–8. Short-lived, but no less dramatic, in climates warmer than zone 7.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Late spring to early summer

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall, 12"–36" wide

Variety Info: 4" red flowers

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or 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. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Does not transplant well. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"