Oriental Poppy ‘Prince of Orange’

15 05 2011

Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) is a hardy perennial that grows in zones 4-9; not frost tender; herbaceous foliage; flowers late spring to early summer (some gardeners have reported reblooming in the fall); 18-24″ height with 8-10″ spread; partial shade to full sun and average to rich, well-drained soil; all parts are poisonous. The flowers are hermaphrodite (having both male and female organs) and are self-pollinated as well as pollinated by bees.

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Blooming in my garden: Oriental Poppy ‘Ruffled Patty’

12 05 2011

Papaver orientale ‘Ruffled Patty’—this hybrid perennial poppy blooms in May and June with huge pale pink flowers that have double and fringed petals. Zones 3-8, part to full sun and average soil, height 30″ / spread 18″

Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.

—Francis Thompson, The Poppy, 1891

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Oriental Poppy ‘Turkenlouis’

17 05 2009

Oriental Poppy (Papaver Orientale), Green Spring Gardens—I think this might be Oriental Poppy ‘Turkenlouis’—a new hybrid Poppy. It was a bit windy this afternoon at the garden, so I had to be pretty patient with the breezes—the fringed petals of this beautiful scarlet flower kept swaying back and forth. This was one of my favorite shots because of the intense red hue against the bright green leaves and the stopped movement.

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