Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppy
Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale)
At a Glance
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Mature Height: 2 to 3 Feet
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 7
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Silver/White
  • Bloom Color: Orange, Pink, Red, White
  • Bloom Season: May through June
  • Size: Tall

Exotic cup-shaped blooms on plants with strongly cut blue-green foliage.


  • Need very well-drained soil especially over the winter.
  • After flowering, plants will die to the ground and go dormant. Remove foliage and allow new leaves that return to remain over the winter.
  • Lightly mulch new plantings for the first winter.
  • Transplanting is difficult; die to the fleshy tap root.