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Why Plant Oriental Poppies?

Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppies) are among the most flamboyant of the garden perennials.  The flowers are large, intensely colored and often fringed and ruffled.  They bloom from spring to summer and are best grown in full sun.  They need no special growing conditions as long as the soil drains well.  Another plus is that they are seldom bothered by deer.  When the foliage declines around end of July pull it out by hand or cut it down.  New leaves will grow in late summer or fall.  These leaves  should be left in place for winter. 

Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermore


Papaver orientale ‘Turkenlouis’

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