Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermore'

Oriental poppy

This is one of the most popular varieties in the genus. A large, blood-red oriental poppy with huge crepe-papery flowers sporting a black mark at the base of each petal. 

It flowers in profusion from mid-spring to early summer with flower stalks rising to over a metre. Unfortunately, as with all oriental poppies, the hairy grey green leaves turn yellow and die shortly after flowering, typically leaving a hole in the garden. 

New basal growth will sprout towards the end of the summer so to plug the gap in between, sow spreading annuals such as Gypsophila or perennials that bulk out such as Perovskia to hide the void.

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£ 6.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Papavaraceae

Hardy perennial

H7

100cm

90cm 

Grey green 

Scarlet, black centre 

Moist but well-drained

Full sun

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