General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 40 inches (102cm)
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches (45-61cm)
Leaves: Other: Goes dormant after flowering
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Self
Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Beauty of Livermere'
  • 'Guardsman'

Common names
  • Oriental Poppy

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Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-05-31
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-05-31
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-05-31
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2014-05-30
Location: St Louis
Date: 2012-04-29
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2012-05-31

Date: 2021-05-31
Location: St Louis
Date: 2012-04-29
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2008-06-15
 6:37 pm. A sideways view: a rich red colour, with a purple-black
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-05-31
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2017-05-18
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2012-05-31
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2012-05-31
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2008-06-15
 6:38 pm. The view from above, before it has fully unfurled.
Photo by treehugger
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2012-05-31
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2008-06-15
 6:37 pm. The wrinkles and pleats still show, after its emergence
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-05-31
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-05-31
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-05-31
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2007-06-19
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-05-31
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 2, 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2012-05-29
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2012-05-29

Date: 2021-05-29
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-05-31
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-05-31
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-05-31
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-05-31
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-05-31
Location: Sun Z6a
Date: 2010-05-26
Location: Sun Z6a
Date: 2010-05-27
I couldnt believe it. This plant is large and spreads easily.
Location: Alnwick Garden, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2010-06-16

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Sun Z6a
Date: 2010-05-26
Beautiful color Huge blooms
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