Oriental Poppies provide a cheerful display of huge, satiny flowers in late spring and early summer. Plants form a low clump of coarse, hairy leaves, and usually go dormant, disappearing completely by late summer. This selection makes a dramatic statement in the late spring/early summer border and features intense, ruffled orange flowers with a slight pink tinge and dark centres on strong stems. Nice for cutting; pick just as the buds begin to open. Because they disappear in summer, plant something beside Oriental Poppies that will get bushy later in the season, such as Rudbeckia, Russian Sage, or fall-flowering grasses. Divide in August to September. USPP#18647: unlicensed propagation prohibited.