Botanical Name: Papaver orientale Dubloon
Common Name: Oriental Poppy Dubloon
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 250
Papaver orientale Dubloon, Oriental Poppy Dubloon: Native to the Caucasus, northeastern Turkey, and northern Iran. Large crepe paper like, bright, pure orange blooms with prominent purple boss of stamens at the center. Unlike others Oriental Poppies, this variety does not have the black blotches. These are produced in late spring, summer and the blooms are held well above neat mounds of hairy dark green deeply cut foliage. After flowering the foliage dies away entirely, a property that allows their survival in the summer drought of its Central Asia origin. Foliage re emerges in autumn, winter. Frost and dry hardy. Enjoys full sun and well drained soil. A very hardy semi evergreen Perennial. 60cm H x 50cm W.
Sow Papaver Orientale seeds at any time , best with temperature of 16 – 20 degrees C. Sow seed thinly onto the surface of good quality seed raising mix and lightly sprinkle with grit or river sand . Perennial Poppies need light to germinate. ( Annual Poppies need the dark) Keep moist but not wet. Seed should germinate in 10-30 days. Prick out each seedling as it becomes large enough to handle into 75mm pots, then plant out in garden once large enough.