Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere (perennial poppy) has deep, oxblood-red blooms are borne on wiry, pubescent stems from late spring thru early summer. This is one of the finest reds available. Its petals have a crepe-like appearance and a satiny texture. Each flower can measure 4-6" across.
In the center of a poppy's flower rests a very large, velvety-black seed capsule surrounded by prominent, dark purple stamens. Altogether, these flowers absolutely steal the show when they are in bloom. After the bloom cycle is completed however, these perennials will go dormant, so plan on planting other plants nearby to fill in the gaps.
1 gallon container
Light: Full sun
Soil: All types of well drained soil
Moisture: Average – Tolerates dry
Benefits: Cut-flower, Early summer blooms, Deer and rabbit resistant