Watermelon Oriental Poppy
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We ship this item in Spring.
Zone3 to 7
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Soil RequirementWell drained
We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.
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The Star of the Show!
Oozing with brilliant colour, poppies are the VIPs of flower borders. And this may well well be the most dazzling of them all! Mouthwateringly gorgeous, this poppy is aptly named for its watermelon-pink colour. Satiny, crepelike petals open to 6" across, and a large, velvety black seed capsule lies in the centre, surrounded by prominent dark purple stamens. Hummingbirds love it, and you will, too! Perfect in back borders and cutting gardens, it will also make a beautiful addition to summer bouquets.Papaver orientale
- Botanical NamePapaver orientale 'Watermelon'
- Hardiness Zone3 to 7
- Flowering TimeLate spring to early summer
- Light RequirementsFull Sun
- Flower ColorWatermelon-pink
- Flower FormCrepe like petals open to 4-6" across, ruffled.
- Foliage TypeLight green hairy fern like toothed leaves.
- Growth RateMedium
- Spread18 - 24 inches
- Planting InstructionsTop of plant should be even with soil level and 18-24" apart
- Soil RequirementsWell drained
- Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
- PruningAfter blooming, cut the withered flower at the top of the stem to prevent seed production and then allow the leaves to wither and turn brown before removing them. The green leaves provide nourishment for the plants.
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Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.
To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.
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We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.
Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.
Bareroot Perennials & Bulbs
Zones Shipping Dates 1AB - 5A 3/19/18 - 6/16/18 5B 2/26/18 - 6/16/18 6A & 10AB 2/19/18 - 6/16/18 Last Order Date 6/11/2018
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