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BOTANICAL NAME: Papaver orientale 'Brilliant'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 75 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 45 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Red
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Greyish green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive up to -42.7° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly
This exquisite selection is sought after for good reason; the numerous six inch wide ruffled red flowers display contrasting blotches and black centers; stunning when massed in mid-border plantings
Oriental Poppy - Brilliant features bold red round flowers and a black blotch at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its deeply cut ferny leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Oriental Poppy - Brilliant is an open herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Oriental Poppy - Brilliant is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Oriental Poppy - Brilliant will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
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