Papaver (Perennial Poppy) Seeds - Diane's Flower Seeds
Papaver rupifragum 'Double Tangerine Gem' (Spanish Poppy)

1600 seeds   $3.75              
If you are a gardener who is afraid of the color orange, then you haven't tried Poppy 'Double Tangerine Gem'. The soft, tangerine-orange color goes well with many other perennials and annuals in the early summer garden.

Papaver rupifragum blooms the first year from seed. It is similar in appearance, but more compact than Papaver atlanticum. Hardy perennial in zones 5-9. 

height 20"  spacing 8"


Papaver (Poppy) Seeds

Papaver is a genus with annual, biennial and perennial flowers in a wide range of colors. This page features our perennial poppy seeds.

Sowing Perennial Poppy Seeds

Start perennial poppy seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Sow on the surface. Full sun.

Papaver nudicaule
Papaver nudicaule
(Iceland Poppy Mix)

1,000 seeds   $2.75        
Papaver nudicaule is a biennial or short-lived perennial. The tall-stemmed flowers bloom in yellow, orange and white with the occasional pink. The brightly colored flowers are a welcome sight in late spring.

Also known as Arctic Poppy. It often reseeds on bare soil. Seeds can be started indoors or direct sown in early spring. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 24"  spacing 12"


Papaver rupifragum 'Double Tangerine Gem'
Papaver orientale Melon Shades
(Oriental Poppy)

150 seeds   $3.00 
These oriental poppy seeds came from two different poppies in my garden that make a beautiful combination. One has watermelon-pink flowers, and the other has deep apricot-pink flowers.

Papaver orientale blooms in early summer before most perennials get started. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 30"  spacing 18"


Papaver orientale 'Princess Victoria Louise'
Papaver orientale 'Princess Victoria Louise' has large, salmon-pink flowers in early summer. It's one of the most impressive flowers in the cottage garden.

Oriental Poppy 'Princess Victoria Louise' looks stunning with bearded iris, lupine and Hesperis matronalis 'Alba'. Deer resistant. Also known as Papaver orientale 'Coral Reef'. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 30"  spacing 18"


Papaver orientale 'Princess Victoria Louise' (Oriental Poppy)

170 seeds   $3.75 
Papaver orientale
Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere' has deep red flowers on tall stems. The fuzzy foliage goes dormant after the plants finish blooming.

Oriental Poppy 'Beauty of Livermere' is a stunning addition to beds and borders. The large flowers show up from a distance. Oriental poppies are native to Southwest Asia. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 30"  spacing 18"


Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere'
Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere' (Oriental Poppy)

150 seeds   $3.25 
Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding' has pure white flowers with black centers. The crepe paper-like blooms appear in early summer.

Oriental Poppy 'Royal Wedding' was introduced by Jelitto Perennial Seeds in 1996. Also known as Papaver orientale 'Choir Boy' and 'Checkers'. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 30"  spacing 18"
Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'
Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'
(Oriental Poppy)

140 seeds   $3.50 
Papaver orientale 'Brilliant' has huge, scarlet-orange flowers that absolutely glow in the garden and catch your eye from far away.

Oriental Poppy 'Brilliant' goes well with other jewel-tone flowers, especially dark purples and brilliant blues. I like it with Salvia 'Violet Queen'. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 30"  spacing 18"
Papaver orientale 'Brilliant'
Papaver orientale 'Brilliant'
(Oriental Poppy)

200 seeds   $3.25 
Papaver orientale plena 'May Queen' has double flowers in a softer shade of bright orange.

Oriental Poppy 'May Queen' is often found in old gardens. Every time I see it, I am reminded of an elderly neighbor who was a good friend of mine. He had a huge bed of May Queen next to his driveway. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 30"  spacing 18"
Papaver orientale plena 'May Queen'
Papaver orientale plena 'May Queen'
(Oriental Poppy)

140 seeds   $3.50 
Papaver orientale 'Pizzicato' is a mixture of dwarf Oriental poppies in shades of pink, red, orange, salmon, mauve and white. It's a Fleuroselect Award Winner.

Oriental Poppy 'Pizzicato' looks stunning when planted in small groups in the middle of the border. Grow it with perennials and annuals that will hide the foliage as it goes dormant after blooming. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 22"  spacing 15"

Also see Annual Poppy Seeds

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Papaver orientale 'Pizzicato'
Papaver orientale 'Pizzicato'
(Oriental Poppy)

120 seeds   $3.25