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PAPAVER orientale 'Allegro'

Image of Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

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Family

Papaveraceae

Botanical Name

PAPAVER orientale 'Allegro'

Plant Common Name

Allegro Oriental Poppy, Oriental Poppy

General Description

Papaver orientale, commonly called oriental poppy, is a clump-forming perennial native to eastern Europe and western Asia that blooms in early summer. The cultivar 'Allegro' is a dwarf selection with magnificent orange-red blooms borne on long stems that dance above toothed hairy leaves. Its foliage dies back after plants bloom and then re-emerges in the fall. Provide these plants with full to part sun and well drained average soil. Plant them in clusters in mixed beds

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    18"-20" / 45.7cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    18"-20" / 45.7cm - 50.8cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Orange, Pink, Salmon, Coral, Lavender, Orange Red, Dark Salmon

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Feature Plant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No