(28-32” tall x 24” wide) 'Coral Reef' Oriental Poppy quickly emerges from dormancy in early spring and delivers a stunning feature only a few short weeks later. The large 6” flowers bloom in late spring with an enchanting warm pink with deep purple-black stamens, which look fabulous in vases and attract pollinators. Gardeners will appreciate those blossoms in the border or in the vase. Plant 'Coral Reef' Oriental Poppy in full sun or part shade in fertile, well-drained soils. Deer and rabbit resistant for worry-free gardening. 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.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Coral Reef Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientale Coral Reef
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to early summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Gray-green lance shaped bristly foliage.
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Long lived plant. Leave seed pods after flowering, or use them in dried flower arrangements.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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