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Growing Oriental Poppies

Oriental poppies at Sensible Gardening and Living

Having just celebrated Armistice Day in honor of our war vets with red poppies popping up everywhere, got me thinking about the poppies we grow in our gardens. In particular the large Oriental poppy. Papaver orientale, native to southwestern Asia, are one of the longest lived perennials. Gorgeous, enormous papery flowers are held high above course hairy green leaves. There…

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