Oriental Poppy Seeds

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The is the large-flowered "Oriental Poppy", so loved in gardens. Our seed is the ancestral orange, Up to 6" flowers. Perennial.
Zones 3 - 8
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Great For Mass Plantings
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Easy To Grow
Low Maintenance
Plants For Small Spaces
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height Up to 36" tall
Bloom TimeEarly summer

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

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. 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) and California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) not a true poppy, but a wildflower no wildgardener should be without.

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Associated SKUsAM015949
AM013482 (1 Pound) - Out of stock.
AM013483 (Packet) - Out of stock.
AM013484 (1/4 Pound) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Oriental Poppy
Botanical Name
Papaver orientale
Seed Life Cycle
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Bloom Time
Early summer
Mature Height
Up to 36" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Ships As
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Neonicotinoid Free
Days to Germination
14-21 days after sowing depending on soil and weather conditions.
Native To
Seeds Per Pound
1/4 lb covers 10,750 sq ft. or 1/4 acre
1 lb covers 43,000 sq ft. or 1 acre
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Plants For Small Spaces, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Additional Information
Direct sowing recommended. Up to 6" flowers.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
Planting & Care

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