Papaver orientale 'Bolero'

Papaver orientale 'Bolero'

Oriental Poppy

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This cultivar brings a new and captivating colour palette to the world of Oriental Poppies. The large ruffled single flowers are an unusual tone of purplish pink, sometimes described as 'Raspberry Pink'. The base of each petal carries a black blotch on the interior.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 3 to Zone 7
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Height: 65 cm to 75 cm
Spread: 80 cm to 90 cm
Soil Requirements: Rich and moist well drained soils, adaptable to pH
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Time: Early spring to early summer and early to mid fall
Use: Accent plant, mixed borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens
Flower Colour & Shape: Large, ruffled purplish pink, single cup shaped flowers, splotched with black inside.
Foliage: Serrate, thistle-like hairy green foliage, that dies down and vanishes shortly after bloom
Benefits: Deer and rabbit resistant, attracts bees, cut flowers, ornamental seed heads

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