Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Oriental Poppy

USDA Hardiness Zone 2-7

Exotic scarlet flowers with a black eye. Hairy foliage emerges early in spring and quickly reaches maturity.

Height

16-24 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

This species will go dormant after it blooms. Plant among other later emerging sun-loving perennials that will fill the space.

When to Divide

after flowering, while dormant

Good Companions

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris ), Ozark Sundrops (Oenothera missouriensis), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Blue Wild Indigo, False Indigo (Baptisia ), Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Crafts
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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