|The only widely-grown perennial poppy, the Oriental Poppy's large, brightly colored flowers are truly astounding. Thin, satiny petals form cup-shaped single or double flowers up to 6 inches across. Gardeners in Zones 2 through 7 are the lucky ones who can grow this tall beauty for use in borders and as cut flowers. In warmer climates, the flowers do not open properly. These poppies have a relatively short bloom period, so fill the gap they leave with Baby's Breath (Gypsophila) or other late-blooming, billowy perennials. Check out a new type called 'Minicap' which has a much longer blooming season and better heat tolerance. Sold in containers in fall or spring, they breed by root cuttings. Grown from seed, plants have slightly different characteristics from their parents. To use as cut flowers, sear the cut ends with a flame, then place in water.
A beautiful dwarf oriental Poppy with a bushy branching habit, the bright flowers punctuate a garden with an amazing mix of color and form.
Attributes - Papaver orientale 'Pizzicato Mixed'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Orange, Pink, Red
Height: 2 ft. to 4 ft.
Width: 2 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.