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Papaver orientale Roots (Spring-Planted) - Helen Elizabeth

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  • Perennial; Prefers Sun/Partial Shade
  • Late Spring to Early Summer Blooming, Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Drought Tolerant, Naturalizing, Low Maintenance

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:No. 1
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Season:Spring
Color:Pink
Plant Height:36-48 inches
Plant Spacing:12 to 24 inches
Planting Depth:Deep enough to accomodate the roots, with 1-2 inches covering the top
Water Needs:Average
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Spring
Features:Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant
Blooms:Late Spring, Early Summer

About Papaver orientale Roots (Spring-Planted) - Helen Elizabeth

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BUY PAPAVER ORIENTALE ROOTS IN BULK & SAVE!

A classic garden favorite, the Helen Elizabeth Papaver never fails to astound with blushing salmon-pink petals and a delicate appearance. These papavers bloom in the Summer and are even deer resistant!

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:No. 1
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Season:Spring
Color:Pink
Plant Height:36-48 inches
Plant Spacing:12 to 24 inches
Planting Depth:Deep enough to accomodate the roots, with 1-2 inches covering the top
Water Needs:Average
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Spring
Features:Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant
Blooms:Late Spring, Early Summer

About Papaver orientale Roots (Spring-Planted) - Helen Elizabeth

Out for Season

BUY PAPAVER ORIENTALE ROOTS IN BULK & SAVE!

A classic garden favorite, the Helen Elizabeth Papaver never fails to astound with blushing salmon-pink petals and a delicate appearance. These papavers bloom in the Summer and are even deer resistant!

How to Plant Helen Elizabeth Oriental Poppy Roots

When to Plant Oriental Poppy Roots

Papavers thrive when planted in either the Spring or the Fall. We keep our papaver roots in cold storage to simulate winter, getting them ready for planting in either season. When planted in the fall they can establish their roots and get the winter chilling they need to bloom the following spring.

Where to Plant Oriental Poppy Roots

Site poppies in full sun. They do well in all types of well-draining soils. Be certain to avoid spots in your landscape that stay wet or puddle after a rain. Adequate drainage is key to ensure that the bulbs won’t rot in the ground. Adding 2 to 3 inches of compost, loam or sphagnum peat will help to promote good drainage.

How to Plant Oriental Poppy Roots

Dig a hole that's deep enough to accommodate the long, carrot-like roots, up to 10-12" deep. Shallow planting is often the cause of failure, as is soil that is too wet. When inserted, there should be approximately 3 inches of soil covering the crown. Water your Oriental poppy plants during dry periods in the spring. After the blooming period has passed, it is not necessary to provide additional water. Oriental poppies go summer dormant, losing their foliage by late June.

How to Care for Oriental Poppies

At the end of your season, leave any new foliage on the plant. After the first hard frost, apply mulch to buffer soil temperature and help prevent the crowns from being heaved out of the soil.

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