Papaver Orientale “Prince of Orange’, Oriental Poppy, Zones 2-7
Papaver 'Prince of Orange' has huge 3-4 inch vibrant orange flowers, unlike any other. Plant in masses in your garden. This poppy features bold tangerine orange flowers with starkly contrasting black centers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Floriferous and very dependable, often self-seeding where it is content. It needs nothing beyond very good soil drainage and plenty of sunshine to flower season after season. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's deeply cut ferny leaves remain forest green in colour throughout the season. Tends to go dormant in summer so interplant with late summer flowering plants.
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade
Soil type: all
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: average well drained, doesn’t like dry or wet sites.
Care level: easy (tall may need staking in exposed sites)
Flower color: orange
Bloom time: Late spring early summer
Foliage Color:forest green
Uses and Characteristics: border, drifts, cut flower, container, meadow or prairie garden, cottage garden massed, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, deer resistant
Flower head size: large
Height: 28-36 inches Width 18- 24 inches
Growth Rate: fast
Propagation: Divide clumps every 4-6 years in late summer to early fall. Root cuttings mid to late summer. Will self seed if allow seedheads to remain on plants.
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