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Papaver oriental Roots (Spring-Planted) - Mix Pre-Order • Ships Spring 2021

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Item Does Not Ship Until Spring 2021(see schedule)

Unit Size Unit Price Savings Qty
Bag of 3 Roots $24.95
Bag of 6 Roots $44.95 10%
Bag of 9 Roots $54.95
($6.11/each)
27%
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Product Description

Papavers are so lovely - why choose between the varieties when you can get a grab bag of our best sellers? These papavers bring bright, showy colors to your garden and are a little different than “typical” bulbs, showing off your range as a gardener.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Papaver oriental Roots - Mix
    Botanical Name:Papaver orientale
    Mix Contents:Helen Elizabeth, Orange Glow, Patty's Plum
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:No. 1
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Features:Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant
    Color:Mixed
    Blooms:Late Spring, Early Summer
    Plant Height:2-3 feet
    Plant Spacing:12 to 24 inches
    Planting Depth:Deep enough to accomodate the roots, with 1-2" covering the top
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Spring
  • 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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