Oriental poppy 'Mrs Perry'

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Papaver or poppy is a genus of around 100 species. They are flowering plants with delicate papery petals, in red, purple, orange or yellow. They sometimes have a darker patch of colour in the middle. Poppies have been prevalent throughout history. Evidence of them dates back to 5000BC and they have been found in Egyptian tombs. It has many medicinal uses and it is from the poppy that we get morphine and codeine. The poppy has been used as a symbol of remembrance for fallen soldiers since 1920. Poppies are hardy plants and are pretty easy to grow. They like plenty of sunshine and will grow in most types of soil as long as it has good drainage.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.7 - 1
Spread [m]
  • 0.8
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
  • root cuttings
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
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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Papaver orientale

Oriental poppy

PLANTS Papaver orientale

Papaver or poppy is a genus of around 100 species. They are flowering plants with delicate papery petals, in red, purple, orange or yellow. They sometimes have a darker patch of colour in the middle. Poppies have been prevalent throughout history. Evidence of them dates back to 5000BC and they have been found in Egyptian tombs. It has many medicinal uses and it is from the poppy that we get morphine and codeine. The poppy has been used as a symbol of remembrance for fallen soldiers since 1920. Poppies are hardy plants and are pretty easy to grow. They like plenty of sunshine and will grow in most types of soil as long as it has good drainage.

Oriental poppy 'Heartbeat'

PLANTS Papaver orientale 'Heartbeat' | -40°C - -1°C beginner Full sun

Papaver orientale 'Heartbeat' or Oriental Poppy 'Heartbeat' has deep red flowers with a black centre. This variety is popular as it has been specifically bred to withstand hot weather and to flower for longer than other varieties of poppy. The petals are glossy and they're also thicker than many other poppy varieties. You may well get a second set of blooms from Oriental Poppy 'Heartbeat'. It will grow up to 30” in height and will flower in spring. Plant it in the sun.