Papaver orientale 'Brilliant'

Oriental Poppy

USDA Hardiness Zone 2-7

Orange-scarlet blooms with a black eye add an exotic feeling to any sunny area.
Hairy foliage emerges early in the spring and quickly reaches maturity.

Height

32-36 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

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

When to Divide

after flowering, while dormant

Good Companions

Yarrow (Achillea ), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Bluemist Shrub (Caryopteris clandonensis), Creeping Baby's Breath (Gypsophila repens), Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)

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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