Poppy

Papaver rhoeas Mother of Pearl Group

Poppy - Papaver rhoeas  Mother of Pearl Group

Common Name: Poppy
Genus: Papaver
Species: rhoeas
Cultivar: Mother of Pearl Group

Category: Wildflowers
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

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

Perfect for a sunny wildflower garden or meadow where it will self-seed freely these field poppies will provide long-lasting summer colour. They appear in an array of pink, white and lilac shades which all have metallic blue undertones.The flowers appear like luminous butterflies on top of the slender hairy stems and long after the last petal has fluttered away on the breeze the seedheads will continue to add a decorative touch to the border.

  • Garden care: After the flowers have faded collect the seeds and store in a cool dry place until spring when they can be sown straight out in the garden.


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