A SW Asian poppy with coarse deeply cut hairy leaves and large scarlet flowers with a black mark at the base of each petal, widely grown as a garden perennial.
- Papaver orientale, family Papaveraceae.
- The oriental poppies we grow today are hybrids between two or three species from Turkey, the Caucasus and Iran.
- The packet described this as a perennial oriental poppy, more compact than normal and suitable for a small garden.
- They make good planting companions to the likes of climbing roses or border plants such as campanulas and oriental poppies.
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