“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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Papaver orientale

Oriental Poppy

Garden(s):

Oval, Wall 3

Type:

Perennial

Height:

70-80 cm (28-32 in)

Spread:

30-45 cm (12-18 in)

Light:

Full sun

Water:

Moderate

Zone:

2

Bloom Time:

June

Bloom Colour:

Orange, Red, White, Pink

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Clay, Sandy

Notes:

Very large blooms - up to 15 cm (6") across. Short blooming period. Plants will go dormant during part of the summer. Locate where other neighbouring plants will fill in gaps.