Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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Description'Central Park' oriental poppy ( Papaver orientale) is a poetic addition to the garden with raspberry-purple papery petals and black centers. It blooms in early summer atop wiry stems that gently sway in the breeze. It serves as an excellent cut flower, and seed heads continue to add appeal after the flower fades. It's low maintenance, only requiring deadheading to encourage more blooms.
With instantly recognizable cup-shaped flowers, poppies don't need much of an introduction. These early summer classics are found worldwide, boasting vibrant red, pink, orange, and pastel hues that are worthy of a spot in every garden. They grow best in well-drained sites and are tolerant of sandy and rocky soils, which means even challenging spaces can be filled with flowers. Though poppies come from a diverse family of perennials, biannuals, and annuals across the globe, the oriental poppy (Papaver orientale) we carry is a reliable perennial that can be enjoyed year after year. Details Botanical name: Papaver orientale ‘Central Park’ Common name: Poppy, Oriental Poppy Zone: 3-7 Sun exposure: Sun (>6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 28-30" x 18-24" Bloom time: Early summer Flower color: Purple and black Foliage color: Light green Features: Deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, cut flower, massing, border How To Grow Soil: Well-drained soil. Will tolerate sandy, loamy, and rocky soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun). Water: Average water needs. Well-draining site. Spacing: 18-24 inches. Fertilizing: Poppies don't need much fertilization and can tolerate poor soils, one application of a slow-release fertilizer in spring will suffice. Winterizing: Hardy to zone 3 these poppies do well in winter, however newly planted varieties can benefit from a layer of mulch before winter arrives.