Papaver orientale 'Prince of Orange'
Common name: Oriental Poppy.
Zones 3 to 7.
Plants reach 30 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide;
Clump-forming herbaceous perennial.
Growth rate: Moderate.
Huge tangerines blossoms are borne on wiry, young stems from late spring thru early summer. The petals have a crepe-like appearance and a satiny texture. Each flower can measure 4 to 5 inches across. In the center of a poppy's flower rests a very large, velvety-black seed capsule surrounded by prominent, dark purple stamens.
After the bloom cycle is completed, foliage yellows and dies as perennial goes dormant. New leaves appear in fall and overwinter until spring when the foliage puts on growth until flowers bloom again.