Oriental poppy

Papaver orientale 'Effendi'

Oriental poppy - Papaver orientale  'Effendi'

Common Name: Oriental poppy
Genus: Papaver
Species: orientale
Cultivar: 'Effendi'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.70 m (70 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

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

The slightly crumpled bright salmon pink petals have a dark blotch towards their base and form a large open bowl surrounding a big boss of blackish stamens. As the petals fall away the smooth green seed pod becomes a feature in itself which will turn biscuit shades and last for many months.

  • Garden care: Support the flowering stems with pea sticks as they grow. Cut back to ground level after flowering. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.

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