Oriental poppy

Papaver 'Manhattan' (New York Series)

Oriental poppy - Papaver  'Manhattan' (New York Series)

Common Name: Oriental poppy
Genus: Papaver
Cultivar: 'Manhattan' (New York Series)

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained


  • Other features:
  • dried seedheads are useful for flower arrangements

Beautiful plum-red flowers with dark centres are produced in late spring to early summer above bristly grey-green leaves. This delicious oriental poppy looks fabulous planted blue-flowering plants such as Nepeta x faassenii. Perfect for a sunny garden border and will tolerate most soil conditions.

  • Garden care:
  • Cut back to ground level after flowering. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.


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