Dwarf Allegro Oriental Poppy


Dwarf Allegro Oriental Poppy

Papaver orientale
Fuzzy fern-like leaves, showy buds open to dazzling scarlet blooms with contrasting black eyes. Sow in June, transplant in October for flowers late the next spring. Fits well with border perennials and ornamental grasses because plants go dormant after spring flowering until the leaves re-emerge in the fall. Grows 16". Long-lived perennial, Zones 2-8. ~5,000 seeds/g.

5345 Dwarf Allegro Oriental Poppy
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A: 0.05g for $2.75   
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B: 0.2g for $4.00   
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C: 0.6g for $8.00   
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Additional Information


~1,400 to 4,500 seeds/g.

Annual. Sensuous luxurious flowers, about 2½–3' tall. We offer two heirloom breadseed varieties especially suitable for baking. Poppies make wondrous cutflowers: choose buds that have straightened up but not quite opened. Immediately sear the cut stem with a flame and put in water. Poppies open after several hours—an austere bouquet in the evening can become a riot of colors the next morning.

Culture: Need light to germinate. Sow outside in spring after frost or sow in fall for early blooms the following summer. Thin to 9–12". Like full sun. Will self sow.


All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

Germination Testing

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Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.