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Papaver orientale Roots - Helen Elizabeth Out For Season

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Unit Size Price Savings Qty
Bag of 2 $19.95 Out For Season
Bag of 4 $36.95 7% Out For Season
Bag of 10 $79.95 ($7.99/Bulb) 20% Out For Season
Out for Season
  • Perennial; Grows up to 30 Inches
  • Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Good as Cut Flowers, Naturalizing, Perennializing

Product Description

A classic garden favorite, the Helen Elizabeth Papaver never fails to astound with blushing salmon-pink petals and a delicate appearance. These papavers bloom in the Summer and are even deer resistant!
  • Fast Facts

    Name:Oriental Poppy Helen Elizabeth
    Botanical Name:Papaver orientale
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Root Size:No1
    Color:Salmon-Pink
    Planting Season:Spring
    Bloom Season:Late Spring-Early Summer
    Height at Maturity:30"
    Planting Depth:1" - 2" Deep
    Light Requirement:Sun / Partial Shade
    Hardiness Zones:3 - 9
    Ships:Fall
  • Planting Instructions

    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.

    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. 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. Be sure to remove the mulch in the early Spring to allow for growth.

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