Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Papaver orientale Beauty of Livermere (Oriental Poppy)

This herbaceous perennial poppy features scarlet-red ‘crepe-paper’ flowers with dark basal blotches and dark purple centre stamens atop tall stems on a low mound of grayish-green thistle-like leaves that yellow and wither shortly after flowering. Mats of new foliage appear in fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture