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Same Poppy, Twice The Beauty

Everyone loves poppies! Rich in history, the Poppy has long enjoyed a special place in people's lives. Once heralded for its medicinal properties and its symbolism, the Poppy is now most often prized for grace and beauty. The only downside of the Poppy in fact, is its short bloom period. However with Harlem Oriental Poppy, that is no longer a concern!

With Harlem Oriental Poppy you will not only enjoy an early summer bloom, but have a repeat performance again in late summer. Not only will you have a longer bloom period, but the foliage tends to be more durable as well, with a rich, green shade that is the perfect backdrop for the brilliant blossoms. Of course the flowers are outstanding, featuring upturned petals with delicate ruffles and a burgundy/rose shade that you won't want to miss.

It can tolerate poor soils, but does best in moist, well-drained conditions. Poppies aren't known for being good as cut flowers, but you can increase their vase life by clipping them while in bud, and sealing the stem with a lighter before immersing them in water. Plant Harlem Oriental Poppy anywhere you'd like a repeated show of color and dainty texture. They look wonderful in borders, scattered in a perennial bed or sprinkled across a hilly slope. Anywhere they reside is an ornamental boon.

The only problem with Poppies is that there aren't enough of them! These beauties of nature are remarkable, but just don't last long enough. With Harlem Oriental Poppy you can have poppies not only in early summer, but late summer as well. Plant a Harlem Poppy and enjoy its brilliant display far longer than the other varieties on the market today.

  • Burgundy Flowers
  • Repeat Bloomer
  • Adaptave To A Vairety Of Soils
  • Deer & Rabbit Reisistant

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Harlem Oriental Poppy Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Botanical Name Papaver 'Harlem'
Mature Height 32 - 38 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Flower Color Purple Red
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes