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Papaver orientale (Oriental poppy) is a perennial flowering plant native to the Caucasus, northeastern Turkey, and northern Iran.Oriental poppies throw up a mound of finely cut, hairy foliage in spring. After flowering the foliage dies away entirely, a property that allows their survival in the summer drought of Central Asia. Late-developing plants can be placed nearby to fill the developing gap. Fresh leaves appear with autumn rains. Papaver orientale has a hardiness zone of 3-8 average. It usually thrives in light calcareous soil and in full sun or part shade. Seeds are sown after the potential of frost has passed, the average temperature is approximately 21 °C and when soil has thoroughly warmed. The seeds are sown at a depth of about one centimeter, or less as light may stimulate germination. Oriental Poppies do not handle transplanting or over-watering well. Germination period is 10–20 days. Mulch can be used to protect the plant over the winter and cutting off the stem will produce a second flower. Aside from its natural brilliant orange-scarlet, since the later 19th century selective breeding for gardens has created a range of colors from clean white with eggplant-black blotches (Barr’s White is the standard against which other whites are measured), through clear true pinks and salmon pinks to deep maroons and plum. In addition petals may be creased or fringed, such as Türkenlouis.

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  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative ...almost 2 years ago

  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative ...almost 2 years ago

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture.

  • thank you Julie… this poppy just opened a few days ago…what a delight to see the explosion of colours!

    – ©The Creative Minds

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • thank you Larry :)

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  • MY Scotland
    MY Scotlandalmost 2 years ago

    WOO…. so splendid so close with great light & colour Instant fav…

  • another bloom opened today…more captures tomorrow :)

    – ©The Creative Minds

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!! :))))))))))))

  • thanks Vicki :)

    – ©The Creative Minds

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

  • thanks for the feature!

    – ©The Creative Minds

  • PatChristensen
    PatChristensenover 1 year ago

    A beautiful macro captured just perfectly :)Pat

  • thanks Pat :)

    – ©The Creative Minds

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 1 year ago

    Beautiful colors and a wonderful shot, IMHO!

  • thank you Glenn :) your opinion is much appreciated x

    – ©The Creative Minds

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on you feature in Backyard Macro & Close-ups, beautiful work…

  • thank you Andrea :)

    – ©The Creative Minds


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