An early spring to summer sizzler, Beauty of Livermere Oriental Poppy will win your heart with its bright red quintessential ‘poppy’ color and black centers. Large cupped petals open to reveal its black center, creating a wonderful contrast and bright blaze of color in spring gardens. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, poppies will provide visual interest and activity to your perennial garden earlier than most summer flowering perennials will.
Native to the Caucasus region of Northern Turkey and Iran, as well as parts of Asia, poppies have been a garden favorite for hundreds of years. As reseeding perennials, it is not unusual to see vast fields of poppies along roadsides and across meadows. You will never forget it once you do run across it, and it will create a need inside you to bring that beauty home to your garden bed or landscape.
Beauty of Livermere Oriental Poppy Care
Poppies are tolerant of a wide variation of soil types from chalky to clay. As long as the soil they are in drains well and they are planted in full sun, they are happy to perform for you until the heat causes them to go dormant for the summer. Don’t fret, though, because they will be back in the spring to give you a show once again. Thriving in a neutral soil pH range of 6.5 to 7.5, keep the soil moderately moist, mulching to help retain that moisture if needed. Water consistently, especially during extremely dry periods. Winter protection entails keeping a layer of mulch over the root zone as needed although these hardy perennials can take winter temperatures that dip below zero. Planting them in shade will result in fewer flowers.
Deadheading is generally not needed unless you feel the need to remove the seed pods that form once the flowers fade. Poppies will reseed freely and the seed pods make an attractive addition to dried flower arrangements for your home, or consider leaving them in the garden for an attractive fall element. Use summer blooming perennials like shasta daisies, russian sage or coreopsis to help fill in the space that the now dormant poppy has left behind.
Beauty of Livermere Oriental Poppy Spacing
Space your plants 18 to 24 inches apart to allow good air circulation. Growing to about 30 inches tall and spreading out 24 inches, you will find these bright perennials make a great midground interest in your informal cottage garden. Grow some artemisia or candytuft in the foreground for an interesting color variation, your imagination is your only limitation here. You will not regret using these spring to early summer perennials in your garden this spring. Plant in fall for best results.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.