Oriental Poppy 'Allegro'

Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Oriental Poppy 'Allegro' - Papaver orientale 'Allegro'

Common Name: Oriental Poppy 'Allegro'
Genus: Papaver
Species: orientale
Cultivar: 'Allegro'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Papaver orientale ‘Allegro’ has orange-red flowers in early summer. Oriental poppies have fern-like light green, hairy leaves. For the optimum number of flower buds it is best to grow oriental poppies in full sun. If Papaver orientale ‘Allegro’ is cut back hard after flowering it will produce new foliage and possibly a second flush of flowers. To find out more about oriental poppies, have a look at the Gardening Guru Diary entry entitled ‘Oriental poppies, ornamental onions, old tyres and toilet roll tubes!’

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