Poppy Royal Wedding

Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'

Poppy Royal Wedding - Papaver orientale  'Royal Wedding'

Common Name: Poppy Royal Wedding
Genus: Papaver
Species: orientale
Cultivar: 'Royal Wedding'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Black, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained


  • Other features: dried seed-heads are useful for flower arrangements

Exquisite white flowers each with a black centre top downy upright stems in early summer. This striking oriental poppy will flourish in any sunny, well drained border however it looks particularly good in a contemporary setting where the colour range has been restricted to whites and silvers.

  • Garden care: Cut back to ground level after flowering. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.



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