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Scientific Name: Papaver orientale
Pronunciation: puh-PAY-vur ore-ee-un-TAY-lee
Common Name: Oriental poppy
Family Name: Papaveraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves thistle-like, pinnately dissected, toothed, hairy, grayish-green up to 30 cm long, turning yellow soon after flowering; flowers with four large wavy pink, red, orange or white petals with a dark center; fruit an attractive brown capsule with pores about 2 cm long.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, Level 4 Apprenticeship, CLT Training

Habit: Upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown or on campus may include P 'Allegro' and P. 'Princess Victoria Louise'.
Oriental poppy
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Dissected, Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glandular hairs
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Cleft (parted), Pinnately lobed, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Orange, Pink, Red
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun
Additional Info: Single or double

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour: n/a
Organ Modifications: Runners (or stolons)

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Mildew, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant )
(AGB) Acer Griseum Bed : q. 1, by Leycesteria
(BUG) BUG garden : cv. Allegro
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZN) GAZebo North : cv. Allegro
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