Flower Friday – Papaver Orientale

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“beauty of livermere”

Description~ This flower is an Oriental poppy (poppies are really pretty flowers!). It has crimson-scarlet flower and is an upright, clump-forming perennial (which means it will live for more than 2 years). The flower will open during late spring. It will also then develop into large seed pods. Also, each petal has a distinct black mark on the base.

Cultivation~ It should be planted in well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil. This poppy should be positioned in full sun!

Thoughts~ I read up a bit on this flower and apparently it is native to northeastern Turkey and North Iran! I love how red these flowers are! They also come in a lot of different colors such as white, pink and an ombre red just to name a few!

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