Papaver White Ruffles Poppy Bulb

Item #29702


A compact variety, good for containers

Papaver White Ruffles is an herbaceous perennial offering late spring to early summer interest, with attractive black seedpods extending the season of interest. Free flowering, the long-lived plant sets large 5- to 6-inch flowers with a dark seed capsule surrounded by purple stamens and heavily ruffled, frilly pure white petals. Borne singly on long, bristly stems, the showy fan-shaped blooms attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the garden and make lovely cut flowers if stems are singed before placing it in water.

A Papaver orientale cultivar, commonly called oriental poppy, White Ruffles has a compact, clumping, spreading habit of hairy, thistle-like grey-green leaves that give the plant an airy appearance. Poppies make perfect specimen or container plants but are shown to best effect when grouped or massed in mixed beds and borders.

Oriental poppies grow best in a sunny location with organically rich, fertile, medium moist, well-draining soil. They are intolerant of drought and overly wet, poorly drained soils. Cold hardy, the plants prefer cool summer climates, do not perform well in high heat and humidity, and may require some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Deadheading spent flowers keeps poppies blooming. The flowers freely self-seed in suitable conditions, naturalizing and returning from year to year; however, new plants may not be true. Deer resistant.


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Genus Papaver
Species orientale
Variety White Ruffles
Item Form Bulb
Zone 3 - 7
Bloom Start to End Late Spring
Habit Compact
Height 16 in
Width 2 ft 2 in
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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