Very large flowers that are almost pure white display themselves in early June. They are about 7″ to 8″ across and have a deep purple, almost black center. After they have done blooming, they will go dormant for the driest part of summer.
Pronunciation: puh-PAY-ver or-ee-en-TAY-lee
Species Meaning: Of or from the Orient
Papaver orientale is native to Asia.
Thrives in dry to average, well-drained soil. Dormant in summer.
By seed or division.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21093
Found in Tuxedo Lane,
At the end of the Portal behind the deer fence to give ti some protection after early nibbling alerted us to the attraction.
We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens.