Papaver orientale 'Harlem'
Papaver 'Harlem' photo courtesy of Valleybrook Gardens


Poppy 'Harlem' is a rebloomer! In June this unique Oriental Poppy produces gorgeous ruffled, burgundy blooms with dark purple blotches and black centers. Late in the summer it reblooms again just in time to complement the late blooming perennials.

  • Height: 60-90 cm (24-36 in)
  • Spread: 30-60 cm (12-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-9
  • Sun or Shade: sun to part shade (minimum 4 hrs of direct sun)
  • Bloom Time: late spring with rebloom
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: burgundy
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant Poppies in groups in a sunny, well-drained position. Like all oriental poppies 'Harlem' does go summer dormant so plant it with summer blooming perennials or annuals. Poppies also make stunning cut flowers if you sear the ends of freshly cut stems with a match.  Division must be done in the fall just as the plant breaks dormancy.