Armenian poppy

Papaver lateritium | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

The Armenian poppy will add a splash of orange colour to your garden. Unlike an Armenian puppy, which will eat most of it.

Get fired up about your garden by adding a burst of colour with Papaver lateritium. This striking perennial is commonly known as the Armenian poppy and features a warm orange hue with rounded and overlapping petals. The Armenian poppy flowers from late spring to early summer and thrives in alkaline soil that is well-drained and gravelly. This plant does well in areas that receive full sunlight or that are partly shaded. The Armenian poppy is a hardy plant that is an excellent choice for use in rock gardens and is a great way to add a splash of vividness to your garden design.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.2 - 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Orange
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
  • root cuttings
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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