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Papaver orientale Roots - Helen Elizabeth

Spring-Planted | Out for Season

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Bag of 2 Roots $19.95 Notify Me
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Bag of 10 Roots $73.95 26% Notify Me
Spring-Planted | Out for Season
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    $19.95
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    $35.95
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    $73.95
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Spring-Planted | Out for Season
Features: Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant

Description

Papaver Roots are named for Helen Elizabeth Papaver, and even though you may not know her, her namesake, Papaver Orientale Roots are astoundingly lovely with their delicate blushing salmon-pink petals. They bloom in the summer and are deer resistant so you are not likely to lose their beauty if deer wander to admire your garden.

Facts

Name:
Papaver orientale Roots - Helen Elizabeth
Botanical Name:
Papaver orientale
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:
No. 1
Light Requirement:
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Planting Season:
Spring
Color:
Pink
Blooms:
Late Spring, Early Summer
Plant Height:
3-4 feet
Plant Spacing:
12 to 24 inches
Plant Depth:
Deep enough to accomodate the roots, with 1-2 inches covering the top
Hardiness Zones:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:
Spring
Name:
Papaver orientale Roots - Helen Elizabeth
Botanical Name:
Papaver orientale
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:
No. 1
Light Requirement:
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Planting Season:
Spring
Color:
Pink
Blooms:
Late Spring, Early Summer
Plant Height:
3-4 feet
Plant Spacing:
12 to 24 inches
Plant Depth:
Deep enough to accomodate the roots, with 1-2 inches covering the top
Hardiness Zones:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:
Spring

When to Plant:

Plant Papavers in the Spring, as soon as the soil is workable and after the danger of frost has passed.

Where to Plant:

Plant 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:

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.

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USDA Zones

Shipping Season: Spring

Pre-ordered Papavers are shipped at the proper planting time for your zone. Enter your USDA ZIP code above the map to find your zone.

Due to time in transit, your Papavers may have some moisture in the bag. This is normal and should not affect the viability of the root.

Zones 9-12: Shipping Begins in Late February to Early March


Zone 8: Shipping Begins in Early to Mid March


Zone 7: Shipping Begins in Mid to Late March


Zone 6: Shipping Begins in Early April


Zone 5: Shipping Begins in Late April


Zone 2-4: Shipping Begins in Late April to Early May


In-season orders ship immediately at the time of purchase to all zones until inventory is depleted. 

All orders will receive an email confirmation of shipping once they leave our warehouse. This confirmation will include a tracking number which will confirm the method of shipment and provide an estimated date of delivery.

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