Papaver orientale Princess Victoria Louise
Papaver orientale 'Princess Victoria Louise' photo courtesy of Paridon Horticultural

Oriental Poppy

Princess Victoria Louise' features soft crepe-like salmon pink flowers with contrasting black spots. The colour is very delicate and, when the sun hits it, seems to glow. The seed pods can be harvested and used in dried flower arrangements.

  • Height: 61 - 76 cm (24 - 30 in)
  • Spread: 46 - 61 cm (18 - 24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial sun
  • Bloom Time: late spring to early summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: salmon pink
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Poppies are gorgeous when in bloom but after flowering the foliage goes brown and then disappears. They must be planted with companion perennials like Baby's Breath that will cover the hole left by the poppy. Division must be done in the fall just as the plant breaks dormancy.