Oriental poppy


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Oriental poppy

n.
A perennial plant (Papaver orientale) native to southwest Asia, widely cultivated for its brilliant scarlet and black flowers.
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O′rien′tal pop′py


n.
an ornamental poppy, Papaver orientale, of Asia, having bristly stems and leaves and showy flowers.
[1725–35]
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Noun1.Oriental poppy - commonly cultivated Asiatic perennial poppy having stiff heavily haired leaves and bright scarlet or pink to orange flowersoriental poppy - commonly cultivated Asiatic perennial poppy having stiff heavily haired leaves and bright scarlet or pink to orange flowers
poppy - annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
genus Papaver, Papaver - type genus of the Papaveraceae; chiefly bristly hairy herbs with usually showy flowers
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The typical oriental poppy is a hardy perennial which produces scarlet flowers with a black blotch at the bottom of each petal, but you can get other colours including pink, orange, white and plum.
Ever tried to move an oriental poppy, digging down to a great depth and making a really thorough job of it, only to find it reappearing the following spring with even more vigour and determination than ever before?
* Continue to take root cuttings of acanthus, Oriental poppy, phlox and verbascums.
The true oriental poppy - papaver orientale - comes from the Middle East where it grows in poor soils on exposed, gravelly hillsides, its bright orange form waving vivid bowls among they hairy piles of silvery grey leaves.
Chiffon that has double, clear pink flowers on stiff stems up to 3ft tall and throw in a few seeds of the Oriental poppy Patty's Plum that has large, ruffled silky flowers on stems up to 2ft6in tall.
Heronswood Nursery (www.heronswood.com or 360/297-4172; $5 catalog) offers a good selection of Meconopsis and Oriental poppy plants.
The same cannot be said for the oriental poppy. Its massive crown of leaves is a dominant feature, to say the least.
Oriental poppy is another perennial needing some attention in summer.
Some lovely Oriental poppy plants have been chewed, a Remembrance wreath and poppy crosses have been crushed, a sapling has been damaged and the whole area has been churned up with hoof marks.

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