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Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'

Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'

This striking oriental poppy has exquisite white flowers with a black centres that stand tall above clumps of hairy leaves. Originally from north eastern Turkey & northern Iran, the foliage dies back in mid summer to survive summer droughts but this means they leave space for later flowering plants to grow through your flower border.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Collect seeds in late autumn

Propagation

Division
Lift and divide large clumps in autumn
Seed
Sow direct by preparing the area in autumn (clearing weeds & incorporate organic matter), In spring, mix seeds with sand and broadcast over the area, rake into the top layer of soil and loosely cover with a fine layer of soil. 14 days of consistent temp of around 13C (55F) with even water levels.

Geography

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
This contemporary flower suits both informal cottage styles and modern urban courtyards. Equally it can used as a cut flower.

Personality

Family
Papaveraceae
Flower colour
White, Black
Scent
Mild

Problems

Can also suffer from Verticillium wilt.

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