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2 Roots $19.99
4 Roots $35.99 10%
10 Roots $79.99
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  • Perennial; Prefers Sun/Partial Shade
  • Late Spring to Mid Summer Blooming, Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Note: Fall-Planted Papaver Roots Ship to All Zones Beginning in October

Product Description

A true stunner in any garden! Large, paper-y white petals surround a deep purple, almost black eye. These are great planted in clumps together, but also compliment other, brightly colored flowers well. A perfect addition to a garden fit for a queen or king!

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Papaver orientale Roots - Royal Wedding
    Botanical Name:Papaver orientale
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:No. 1
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Fall
    Features:Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant
    Color:White, Purple
    Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Mid Summer
    Plant Height:24-36 inches
    Plant Spacing:12-24 inches apart
    Planting Depth:1-2 inches Deep
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Royal Wedding Oriental Poppy Roots

    When to Plant Oriental Poppy Roots

    Papavers thrive when planted in either the Spring or the Fall. We keep our papaver roots in cold storage to simulate winter, getting them ready for planting in either season. When planted in the fall they can establish their roots and get the winter chilling they need to bloom the following spring.

    Where to Plant Oriental Poppy Roots

    Site poppies in full sun. They do well in all types of well-draining soils. Be certain to avoid spots in your landscape that stay wet or puddle after a rain. Adequate drainage is key to ensure that the bulbs won’t rot in the ground. Adding 2 to 3 inches of compost, loam or sphagnum peat will help to promote good drainage.

    How to Plant Oriental Poppy Roots

    Dig a hole that's deep enough to accommodate the long, carrot-like roots, up to 10-12" deep. Shallow planting is often the cause of failure, as is soil that is too wet. When inserted, there should be approximately 3 inches of soil covering the crown. Water your Oriental poppy plants during dry periods in the spring. After the blooming period has passed, it is not necessary to provide additional water. Oriental poppies go summer dormant, losing their foliage by late June.

    How to Care for Oriental Poppies

    At the end of your season, leave any new foliage on the plant. After the first hard frost, apply mulch to buffer soil temperature and help prevent the crowns from being heaved out of the soil.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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