Papaver orientalis 'Queen Alexandra'

Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientalis

  Bright, salmon-pink blooms with smooth, rounded petals are borne on wiry, pubescent stems from late spring thru early summer. The petals have a crepe-like appearance and a satiny texture. Each flower can measure 4 to 5 inches across.   In the center of a poppy's flower rests a very large, velvety-black seed capsule surrounded by prominent, dark purple stamens. Altogether, these flowers absolutely steal the show when they are in bloom. After the bloom cycle is completed however, these perennials will go dormant, so plan on planting other plants nearby to fill in the gaps.   Height:  30 Inches Spread:  18-24 Inches Flower Color:  Peach Shades Foliage Color: Green shades Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds Need critter resistant plants?: Deer and rabbit resistant   *Photo and info courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.