Papaver orientale 'Marlene'

Oriental Poppy

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Stunning wine-red blooms with a dark center and strong stems. Tall and upright habit. Very dramatic spring bloom!

Height

26-28 in

Spread

20-24 in

Color

Raspberry

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

May go dormant in the heat of the summer. Interplant with summer blooming perennials.

When to Divide

after flowering, while dormant

Good Companions

Oriental Lily (Lilium ), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica), Butterfly Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri), Coneflower (Echinacea ), Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum), Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata), Devon Cottage (Dianthus Early Bird), Speedwell (Veronica )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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