Oriental poppy

Papaver orientale 'Snow Goose'

Oriental poppy - Papaver orientale 'Snow Goose'

Common Name: Oriental poppy
Genus: Papaver
Species: orientale
Cultivar: 'Snow Goose'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Black, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

A gorgeous oriental poppy that has ruffled pure white petals each with an almost black blotch at their base. They form semi-double flowers that have a central boss of deep purple black stamens. After the petals have fallen the seed pods become a feature in their own right and these remain on the upright stems until they have turned brown and the seeds are ripe.

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



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