Go Back Poppy Oriental Princess Louise

Papaver orientale 'Princess Louise'
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Plant Type: Perennials

'Princess Louise' is an unusual color that attracts gardeners who stay away from the brighter scarlet and orange shades. Salmon pink flowers. Poppies planted in spring often won't flower until the following year. Oriental Poppies go summer-dormant (leaves turn brown and lie down on the ground) in July and August after blooming is finished. New growth reappear in early fall. A great flower for cold, short-season areas.

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Flower Color


Foliage Color

Plant Spread

24 in.

Good Companions

('Centranthus') rose red, ('Salvia') violet blue, and ('Nepeta') soft blue. 'Delphinium' and 'Digitalis' and other poppies are also great companions.

Plant Height

36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Medium water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Bloom Time

Critter Resistance


Full sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests