Oriental Poppy Coral Reef, botanically known as a variety of Papaver orientale is a swoon worthy, classically shaped poppy that boasts stunning 5" inch flowers. Romantic, vivid coral color blooms feature a rich deep purple-black center atop single, wiry 30" to 36" inch stems. Breathtakingly beautiful when planted in mass, this delightful perennial favorite is a lovely addition to almost every garden style, especially cottage and country gardens.
Typically blooming in late spring, this variety will burst onto the scene once your early season bulbs have finished their show. Gorgeous in the garden, blooms will last better than a week or two. As a cut flower this variety has limited vase life. To prolong vase life make sure to follow the best practices for poppy post-harvest care.
Coral Reef will freely self sow if the blooms are left to expire and will naturalize over the seasons to create a swath of exceptional color. Notably deer and rabbit resistant, this low maintenance easy keeper adds a whimsical element of movement and distinctive texture when used in borders, beds and colonized plantings. Hardy to zone 3. Packet: 50 seeds.