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Papaver orientale ‘Turkenlouis’


Papaver orientale 'Turkenlouis' has fringed, vermillion-orange, crepe-papery flowers.

Papaver orientale 'Turkenlouis' has fringed, vermillion-orange, crepe-papery flowers without interior blotches above thistle-like foliage in late spring. It stands a bit taller than other poppies, but like them is strongly reliable when grown in the ground. Oriental poppies are dramatic additions to the perennial border. Occasionally this one may bloom 8" wide, and is best grown in organically rich, medium moisture soil and full sun. A mound of foliage in front of your poppy clump is recommended to disguise fading foliage.

Common Name: Oriental Poppy

Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Meadows, usually in sub-alpine zones, but also on stony slopes in the lower mountain zone.


Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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