Allegro Oriental Poppy - Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

A handsome perennial with an upright spreading growth habit and deeply lobed hairy foliage. Large papery scarlet orange flowers have central black spots. Blooms from late spring to early summer. Great in borders or mass planted. A good cut flower.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Dry Areas
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Xeriscape
Zen
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
12-24"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
Orange
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Compact
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 4 (3 votes)

Plant in moist well drained soil. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new growth. Cut back spent flowers to promote new blossoms. Divide in late summer as plants go dormant with the heat. Do not cut back plants in fall, clean dried leaves in spring. 

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