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Poppy in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Papaver

 

Poppy

Favourites of rock and cottage gardens, poppies range from short-lived annuals to evergreen perennials. Poppies are sun loving and are ideally suited to wildflower gardens with well drained soil. Some varieties are great for filling gaps in herbaceous borders. They are graceful plants with flowers that look like crepe in shades of white, pink, yellow, orange, red and purple, they can be singles, semi-doubles or doubles.

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plant Features
  • Poppy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Poppy likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Poppy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Poppy likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Poppy

Latin name

Papaver

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Papaveraceae

ph

6.6 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Poppy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Poppy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Poppy likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Poppy likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Poppy is 0.60meters x 0.90meters 0.60 M 0.90 M

Papaver

Favourites of rock and cottage gardens, poppies range from short-lived annuals to evergreen perennials. Poppies are sun loving and are ideally suited to wildflower gardens with well drained soil. Some varieties are great for filling gaps in herbaceous borders. They are graceful plants with flowers that look like crepe in shades of white, pink, yellow, orange, red and purple, they can be singles, semi-doubles or doubles.


Propagation by seed in Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed on compost and cover lightly with sifted compost. Keep moist. Be warned: the seed is like dust! For a longer flowering period, sow in succession, and you can get a display into late Summer. Alternatively, the seed can be sown direct into soil that as been dug over.

 

Propagation by seed in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Sow seed on compost and cover lightly with sifted compost. Keep moist. Be warned: the seed is like dust! Alternatively, sow direct in soil that has been dug over

 

Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Where to plant poppies is critical to the success of growing them. They need to be in shade, in a sheltered site, preferably under trees or tall plants, where the soil is permanently moist. They do not usually survive in hot dry conditions.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Poppies flower from early Summer right through to early Autumn

 
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