Northeast Gardening forum: Need a oriental poppy ID

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jun 7, 2017 4:17 AM CST
This was supposed to be Miss Piggy, a short white fringed variety.
It isn't but a beauty just the same.
Can anyone give me a name ?

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Name: Marilyn
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RobinD
Jun 7, 2017 4:23 PM CST
Watermelon? Pretty color for sure......
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jun 7, 2017 4:25 PM CST
Thanks Marilyn, I found the name
Fancy Feathers
Name: Marilyn
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RobinD
Jun 8, 2017 9:38 AM CST
Glad you found it....it's a beauty for sure.....I had planted an Icelandic poppy last year...It did not come back.....since it was hardy to zone 3, I'm very disappointed.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jun 8, 2017 9:49 AM CST
I have tried those but no luck either.
Name: Marilyn
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RobinD
Jun 9, 2017 9:22 AM CST
OK....I feel better because you are a zone warmer!
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Meredith79
Jun 10, 2017 5:05 AM CST
That is so funny, I have been trying to get Fancy Feathers (or one that looks like that) for years and I keep getting wrong ones or they die altogether! You are lucky! This is what the one from White Flower Farm that was supposed to be 'Forncett Summer' ended up looking like Helen Elizabeth which is advertised as having no spots. I wrote them and they sent a replacement which never came out of dormancy (they ship them dormant in fall.)
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jun 10, 2017 5:34 AM CST
Merideth. I googled coral fringed poppy and your Forncet Summer came up along with Fancy Feathers, Forencett Summer is fringed also.

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The funny part is my FF was supposed to be Miss Piggy a white fringed. Both are shorter than most orientals.
I bought Manhattan and Harlem from Garden Crossings.Pricey but they were the only pink poppies I could find.
Miss Piggy came from Polly K along with a Picotee which died. I have had FF aka Miss Piggy for 3 years,this is the first year it has bloomed.
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RobinD
Jun 10, 2017 7:34 AM CST
All are really beautiful!
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Meredith79
Jun 10, 2017 7:46 AM CST
ge1836 said:Merideth. I googled coral fringed poppy and your Forncet Summer came up along with Fancy Feathers, Forencett Summer is fringed also.

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The funny part is my FF was supposed to be Miss Piggy a white fringed. Both are shorter than most orientals.
I bought Manhattan and Harlem from Garden Crossings.Pricey but they were the only pink poppies I could find.
Miss Piggy came from Polly K along with a Picotee which died. I have had FF aka Miss Piggy for 3 years,this is the first year it has bloomed.


Yes I want a true coral poppy I think the fringed is really pretty but it's the color I'm after most. I have tried so many but still no luck. I bought an unnamed pot at a local nursery last year while it was blooming the perfect color I want but as soon as I planted it I noticed it must have been two plants in the pot because the rest of the flowers were orange! So I tried splitting it to get the pink separated but now I have only a puny little plant where I thought I planted it. And have planted others previously. It is so weird because the orange one is huge and thriving just a couple feet from where I have no luck with all the coral pinks keep trying. I gave the rest of the plant away so unfortunately I probably gave them the pink one too. :(

This is a picture of it next to my existing orange before I planted it last year.
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This is my Princess Victoria Louise that's supposed to be coral pink and as you can see it is no where near coral for me!
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I've also tried ordering Coral Reef and it died. I am just having no luck with coral but I got a white one last year and that one is fine too. It is weird right!?



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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jun 10, 2017 8:30 AM CST
I think orientals are chancy. Must be the sensitive roots.
I love my coral reef this year.The plant is 5 years old and going great guns.
Goodluck with your hunt.
Name: Marilyn
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RobinD
Jun 11, 2017 10:10 AM CST
The poppies are really pretty, but I know how it is when you want a particular color....hard to get it!
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Onewish1
Jun 16, 2017 3:10 AM CST

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I grew coral reef from seed.. it lasted a few years at the old place
Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 16, 2017 3:33 AM CST
Oriental poppies can be grown from seed and in my personal observations they're easier that way although they don't always bloom as extravagantly the first (or sometimes second) year depending on your climate. Their roots do not like to be dug up, stored, sold, bought, then planted again.

I stick with annual poppies.
Keep going.
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Meredith79
Jun 16, 2017 9:16 AM CST
I grew a bunch from seed, they were supposed to be Coral Reef, all I got was Orange. They took 5 years to flower.. Rather just buy one and know it's pink than try from seed again and just end up with more of the wrong color again. I have tried ordering quite a few Orientales from different places. They keep dieing. I have 2 that are on their 3rd year in the ground that are tiny and not flowering. I still don't know if they are what I ordered. Meanwhile the White one and the Princess that I bought from a nursery are doing great!
Name: Marilyn
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RobinD
Jun 17, 2017 11:51 AM CST
Didn't realize they were so tough to grow.....remember red ones in my Grandma's garden every summer.....I walk Nicki behind a flood control dam....all woods, no houses.....today I counted 6 clumps of foxgloves blooming beautifully there....the whites just glowed.....some of them were 3-4 feet high...the ones in my garden are anemic!
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Meredith79
Jun 17, 2017 6:37 PM CST
Yeah I don't think they are that hard, I am just having bad luck!! lol
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Onewish1
Jun 18, 2017 5:01 AM CST

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Don't think its you.. the ones that self seeded in Denville.. eh.. sometimes one or two flowers. . Never did great
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 18, 2017 5:25 AM CST
I was so excited when I bought seeds for varieties I couldn't get around here.
They never amounted to anything so I gave up on seeds.
I did buy a variety pak from a online vendor and those did pretty well until last season when all 3 year old plants died cept for the orange one.

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