General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White with deep purple centers
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: Sow outside in fall or early spring. If sown indoors in peat pots, aim for 65 degrees for best results.
Days to germinate: 14-28 days
Depth to plant seed: Do not cover. Needs light to germinate
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Oriental Poppy

Photo Gallery
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2013-06-06
Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding' - Top view that shows the disti
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Date: 2018-05-13
Location: My Garden
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Date: Spring 2010
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Location: Sun Pittsford NY
Date: 2011-05-29
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Date: 2023-06-07

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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Sun Pittsford NY
Date: 2011-06-07
Poppies are among my favorite flowers. Royal Wedding bring attent
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2014-06-07
Location: Sun Pittsford NY
Date: 2011-05-29
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