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Can you ID this Oriental Poppy cultivar?

Posted by hortforthewin none (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 17:48

Was hoping someone could identify this oriental poppy. It recently died and was looking to replace it with an identical plant as it was a family plant, passed from my grandmother's aunt to her, both in southern MN. This being said, it was probably 80+ years old. Does anyone know what it most likely is? I'm debating between Mrs. Perry, Victoria Louise, and Queen Alexandra but would love some input! Cultivars could be eliminated if they were younger than this individual plant was known to be. Apologies for the so-so photos, it's the best we have!


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RE: Can you ID this Oriental Poppy cultivar?

Oriental poppies frequently self sow. Leave the ground bare, unmulched and unweeded. You should get a few volunteers.

Here is a link that might be useful: Seedlings

RE: Can you ID this Oriental Poppy cultivar?

one way to do it.. is to research the date of introduction of a given named plant ...

so.. anything less than 80 years is ruled out.. etc ..

see link.. first link therein.. MIGHT discuss it.. i dont have time to read it.. it just an example of how i would attack the quandry ...

no cousins.. or other family that might have it????

you might also try the perennial forum.. and i dont know if there is a poppy forum ...

good luck


Here is a link that might be useful: link

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