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Royal Wedding Oriental Poppy

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Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
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$26.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 2.5 Feet
  • Width 1.5 - 2 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3-7

Classic signs of summer, oriental poppies are irresistible showboats. Their easy care, happy colors, and vigor has made them cottage garden favorites over the centuries. Royal Wedding poppy offers a unique color twist on the traditional stop-light red poppy: this one is white hinting pink salmon, sporting a black eye and red stamens that reads as almost purple. The overall effect is a touch of crisp elegance for your sunny garden. Beyond ease of care and stellar good looks, Royal Wedding resists deer and rabbits, but attracts the flutter of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

This upright papaver orientalis can reach 36 inches high and 24 inches wide, and is adaptable to sandy, clay or average soil. Oriental poppies make wonderful cut flowers for arrangements; the trick is to sear the stem after cutting. They make brilliant additions in borders or containers. Their crepe-paper blooms bely their tough constitutions. They are very long-lived, but usually go dormant in the heat of summer, so plant with later-emerging companions with late summer interest like warm-season grasses and asters. Another option is to use fluffy textured but shallow-rooted annuals like nicotiana or cosmos that won’t mess with the poppies’ deep taproot. The late great designer Gertrude Jekyll’s tip was to grow alongside Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila paniculata).

Royal Wedding Oriental Poppy Care

Hardy from Zones 3-7, Royal Wedding is quite tolerant of cold, and some drought once established. Oriental poppies like Royal Wedding prefer their soil from average to fertile, with a neutral pH and excellent drainage. Sandy slope? No problem. Parking strip? Sign us up! They do need full sun, so an open south- or west-facing exposure is best. In areas with mild, rainy winters a gravel mulch will help repel excess moisture during dormancy. When planting, cover the crown by three inches in well-prepared soil, and water well while in bud and flower, but cut back on watering once dormant.

Poppies don’t need much in the way of fertilizer; you can opt for a dressing of aged cow manure, compost, or some slow-release fertilizer in spring. The deep taproot resents transplanting, so dividing is best done every five years in August. The seedpods are fascinating on their own, so go ahead and leave them on – deadheading will not prolong bloom. At season’s end if you see any new foliage, leave it intact, and if your area has strong frosts, mulch in winter after the ground freezes with evergreen boughs to prevent crowns being heaved in winter frosts.

Royal Wedding Oriental Poppy Spacing

Allow an approximate span of 18 to 24 inches to ensure the best growth of Royal Wedding Oriental Poppy.

Royal Wedding Oriental Poppy Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-7
Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Height: 2.5 Feet
Mature Width: 1.5 - 2 Feet
Plant Spacing: 1.5 - 2 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Late Spring
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Features: Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Uses: Border Plant Cut Flower Dried Flower
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Papaver orientalis 'Royal Wedding'
SKU:
PAPRW

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Summer

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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

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