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Planted at Mount Vernon



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Cheerful red flowers make this late spring to early summer perennial a showstopper. It can be difficult to get started, but once established,poppies are a reliable old-fashioned favorite.

Latin Name

Papaver orientale


Family

Papaveraceae


Type of Plant

Perennials

Bloom Season

June - June


Seasons

Spring
Summer

Specifications

Max Height: 3'
Max Spread: 2'

Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Caucasus, northeastern Turkey, northern Iran


    History

    John Bartram, the Philadelphia plantsman, offered oriental poppies for sale in 1770.


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