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Opium Poppy Victoria Cross in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Papaver somniferum 'Victoria Cross'

 

Opium Poppy 'Victoria Cross'

Papaver somniferum is a subtype of opium poppy which grow to about 60 to 90cm tall and has thick, hairy stems and lettuce like leaves. The seed pods are well-suited for crafts and dried floral arrangements. Most annual varieties will readily self-seed. 'Victoria Cross' produces beautiful flowers that have bright red petals that are fringed at the tips and white markings in the throat forming the cross.

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plant Features
  • Opium Poppy Victoria Cross likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Opium Poppy Victoria Cross likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Opium Poppy Victoria Cross is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Opium Poppy Victoria Cross likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Opium Poppy 'Victoria Cross'

Latin name

Papaver somniferum 'Victoria Cross'

type

Annual

family

Papaveraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Opium Poppy Victoria Cross likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Opium Poppy Victoria Cross is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Opium Poppy Victoria Cross likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Opium Poppy Victoria Cross likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Opium Poppy Victoria Cross is 0.30meters x 0.90meters 0.30 M 0.90 M

Papaver somniferum 'Victoria Cross'

Papaver somniferum is a subtype of opium poppy which grow to about 60 to 90cm tall and has thick, hairy stems and lettuce like leaves. The seed pods are well-suited for crafts and dried floral arrangements. Most annual varieties will readily self-seed. 'Victoria Cross' produces beautiful flowers that have bright red petals that are fringed at the tips and white markings in the throat forming the cross.


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Grow them in a position with deep, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, they can also be grown in large containers.

 

Sowing seed in Spring or Autumn

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Sow in pots in autumn or sow directly in spring. Sown in spring the plants will flower mid-summer. If sown in autumn they will flower from late spring onwards.

 
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