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Oriental Poppy Seeds

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Packet
Price: $3.95
1/4 Pound
Price: $39.95
1 Pound
Price: $119.95

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Quick Overview

The is the large-flowered "Oriental Poppy", so loved in gardens. Our seed is the ancestral orange, 4" flowers. Perennial.

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Details
SKU POTG
Common Name Oriental Poppy
Botanical Name Papaver orientale
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Estimated Mature Height Up to 36 inches tall
Bloom Time Early summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 2,240,000
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Native to Middle East
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Suggested Uses Showy Flowers
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
Usually considered a garden flower, this species is wild in its native land, and has been requested by many of our wild gardeners. Once established, it is a very permanent plant, living up to 100 years, and competing successfully in grasses and weeds. This makes it a wonderful early colormaker in meadows. Clumps are very tough and increase rapidly with more and more bloom. Yes, this is the classic perennial garden poppy, which has been hybridized into whites, salmons, pinks, and spectacular bicolors.

No, this is not the Opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, which is an annual. The Opium poppy is not only used in the manufacture of illegal drugs including heroin, but is also the one with seed that's used in baking.

Other poppies in our Seed Selections:
For the famous, smaller-flowered annual, Red Poppy, (also called Flanders Poppy, American Legion Poppy, Corn Poppy and Shirley Poppy), see Papaver rhoeas. in our Species Seed listings. It is always our best seller, and is the most popular wildflower in the world. We offer both the true red, and the multi-colored (red, pink, white) mix.
We also offer the Iceland Poppy, Papaver nudicaule
We also carry California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica
, not a true poppy, but a wildflower no wildgardener should be without.

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2.8

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Oriental Poppy Seeds

By JB

from Sandy, UT

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        Comments about Oriental Poppy Seeds:

        I love these poppy plants, as I had one growing at our previous home a few years ago. I purchased these seeds in hopes to have many of these beautiful flowers blooming in our new back yard. However, none of these seeds sprouted any plants at all! I am very disappointed!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Not as good as others from AM

        By jbach

        from west newbury, MA

        Verified Reviewer

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              Comments about Oriental Poppy Seeds:

              I have tried two years in a row to grow these both spring and fall. I so desperately wanted to have a large bed of them. I have tried planting in the spring to no avail, again that fall to no avail and tried one more year with only a few flowers. I thought maybe they needed a year like most perennials but these never came up. All others from AM have done well.

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              • No
               
              4.0

              Overall Pretty Good

              By M in MA

              from Lynn, MA

              Pros

              • good color
              • Mass Plantings
              • Pretty
              • Showy

              Cons

              • Expensive
              • Finicky
              • Spotty Germination
              • Ugly Foliage

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                Comments about Oriental Poppy Seeds:

                I used these seeds to try to create a mass planting of poppies. I sowed the seeds in early spring, which resulted in spotty results, with only about twenty plants growing to flower, the rest not making it. But overall happy with the seeds.

                 
                5.0

                darrell volentine face book page..

                By none

                from nipomo, california

                Comments about Oriental Poppy Seeds:

                please go to my facebook page,theres sandy loam soil here in the mesa,zone 9 will they self seed? the oriental poppys look great as well as others i got from a.m. please look at my sons roadside memorial,next year...2013 i hope the roadside memorial for bouncer...will look good as i planted 2 days ago many seeds from a.m too...will post when that happends as well as how joshuas meadow progresses

                 
                1.0

                does not grow

                By flower girl

                from Wisconsin

                Verified Reviewer

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                  Cons

                  • 2nd try to plant seed
                  • Maybe not for my zone
                  • Never germinated
                  • Too expensive

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                    Comments about Oriental Poppy Seeds:

                    the seed never grew, I have planted other types of seeds and they did grow, but not the poppies, I tried 2 times...they are very expensive and did not perform. Will never order again the poppy seed. Other seeds from AM are awesome and look beautiful, specially the cosmos.

                     
                    5.0

                    Stunning vibrant color!

                    By Nana

                    from Monroe, IA

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Stately flowers

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildflower bed

                    Comments about Oriental Poppy Seeds:

                    My older daughter painted a huge boundary in what used to be an orchard on my 2 and half acre property. Then I ordered poppies and other perennials, prepped the area, and sowed the seed prior to winter. I was told that the snow would push the little seeds into the ground. This is my first wildflower garden, and I am so proud of myself. Of course, the flowers are the real stars! My girls, all of them, wave in the breeze and allow me to smile at myself and God for the splendor of His creations.

                     
                    1.0

                    not good

                    By maloubogis

                    from WI

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                      Cons

                      • Nothing came upvery di

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                        Comments about Oriental Poppy Seeds:

                        the seeds never came up, and I bought 1/4 of a pound..very expensive and it is like throwing money away

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

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                        By kc

                        from sc

                        Pros

                        • Big Blooms
                        • Nice foliage

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Oriental Poppy Seeds:

                            I enjoyed them early on this past spring. Was a splendid show. I mistakenly scattered them though, and next year I will be sure to place them closer together.

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