Crimson Red Oriental Poppy

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A classic perennial for mid-spring color, few flowers are as arresting as 'Crimson Red' Oriental Poppy. Vivid red petals surround a black center for a powerful draw to early season pollinators. Crepe-paper-like flowers contrast vividly against hairy, grey-green foliage. Deer and rabbit resistant, this cold-hardy long-lived perennial is perfect for worry-free gardening. (Papaver)
Zones 4 - 9
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Easy To Grow
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 24-30" tall , 24" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to mid summer
Item Package SizePlant - 3" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(24-30” tall x 24” wide) Grow this 'Crimson Red' Oriental Poppy in well-drained rich soils in full sun. Use the beautiful blossoms in indoor vases, or wait for the fascinating seed pods to form, and cut for summer, fall, and winter arrangements. Deer and rabbit resistant for worry-free gardening. They can tolerate partial shade but will bloom less and may fall prey to fungus. Oriental Poppies are long-lived, and establish a deep taproot, which can be temperamental if you choose to move them mid-season - although pieces of root left after a move may result in a new plant next season. To take advantage of the long-lasting blooms as cut flowers, boil the bottom of the cut stems in water before putting in a vase to thwart the milky sap which stops water uptake. Plants will go dormant in mid-summer, so consider planting them near summer stunners that need a little time to get going in the spring.
More Information
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Crimson Red Oriental Poppy
Botanical Name
Papaver orientale Crimson Red
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Flower Size
6-8" flowers
Mature Height
24-30" tall
Mature Spread
24" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Gray-green lance shaped bristly foliage.
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information
Long lived plant. Leave seed pods after flowering, or use them in dried flower arrangements.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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