Poppy (Papaver oreophilum) in the Poppies Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4-9 inches
Plant Spread: 4-9 inches
Fruit: Other: fruit capsules disperse seed, allow them to fall to bare ground
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Orange Poppy (Papaver oreophilum)

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Location: At the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint LouisDate: 05-22-2004Orange Poppy (Papaver oreophilum)
By jathton
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