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Papaver orientale ‘Harlem’
Papaver orientale ‘Harlem’
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Papaver orientale ‘Harlem’

Oriental Poppy

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.401.600

Oriental Poppies give a bold display of huge, satiny flowers in late spring and early summer. This midsized selection has single deep burgundy red-purple flowers with a contrasting black centre eye. The foliage remains attractive for much longer than most older selections, and plants sometimes rebloom in the autumn. For cutting, pick flowers just as the buds begin to open. Clumps may be moved or divided in spring if desired. Part of the New Yorkers series bred by Eleanore de Koning of the Netherlands.

Further details for
Papaver orientale ‘Harlem’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   70-75 cm
   27-29 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate