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Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’

Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’ is also known as the Papaver orientale ‘Türkenlouis’, Oriental Poppy Turkenlouis, or Poppy Turkenlouis. It is from the Papaveraceae family of plants. Papaver orientale ‘Türkenlouis’ is native to the Caucasus.

This very exotic poppy is unique as it produces large bright red flowers that are fringed on the edges. Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’ is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial. It is deciduous as it dies back after flowering. Cut back yellowed leaves. It grows to 80cm or 36in tall. It has silvery-green foliage. The leaves are similar to thistle leaves.

Papaver 'Türkenlouis'
Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’

Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’ flower is almost 6in or 15cm wide. It is cup-shaped, bright red with a dark center. Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’ has attractive seed pods. The seed pod is sometimes used as decorations or in flower arrangements.

Papaver orientale ‘Türkenlouis’ self-seeds. Propagate it from seed or buy plants at a nearby nursery. Plant them is in the autumn. Spread the seeds directly into your garden for a natural landscape effect. Seeds could take a week to a month to germinate. You can also plant Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’ in pots and containers.

Papaver 'Türkenlouis'
Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’

Place Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’ in the sun. It tolerates light shade but does better in the sun. Plant it in rich, and fertile soil that is well-drained soil. Most soil types are fine as long as they are well-drained.

Do not transplant your poppies.

They resent being transplanted. Plant them about 1ft or 30cm apart. Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’ usually spreads to 18in or 45cm. Propagate by root cuttings if you are planning to move them.

Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’ prefers cooler and less humid summer. It also prefers the cooler period of the winter and dormancy, before it blooms again in the spring. It is easy to grow and maintain. Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’ is deer and rabbit tolerant. Papaver ‘Türkenlouis’ is generally disease-free and pest-free.

Also read about Papaver orientale or Papaver pseudo-orientale.

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