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Oriental Poppy Collection
Oriental Poppy Collection
Oriental Poppy Collection
Oriental Poppy Collection

Oriental Poppy Collection

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Wildlife Friendly
  • A classic hardy perennial garden plant for a cottage garden style look and feel
  • Hardy oriental poppies flower for 5-6 weeks in Summer each plant producing 20-30 flowers once established
  • After flowering they retain their majestic seed-pods, leave them on all Winter for added interest
  • You get a mix of reds, pinks, oranges, salmons, each with the iconic black centre
  • Supplied as a pack of 5 dormant bare roots to plant out Oct til March/April, straight into garden
5 x Bare Root - Item: 580007
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Product Description

One of the iconic cottage garden perennials, yet with origins far away. The classic large, flowered Poppy with its characteristic black blotch in the centre, followed by statuesque seed heads that add longer season interest, are a real low maintenance, easy plant.

Best started from bare roots in autumn and early spring, this mix of shades will include reds, oranges, pink and whites, and more. Be bold and plant them randomly, or if you prefer to see what colour they flower, grow in a 15cm (6') pot for the first few months, and see what shades you get.

A very tough, hardy, and robust perennial dies back underground each winter, and emerges bigger and better for years to come.

Supplied as a mix of 5 mixed colour bare root plants, to plant in Autumn and early Spring, as this gets best establishment, and earliest flowers in first year.

What Is Supplied

Item 580007 supplied as:
Supplied as a mix of 5 mixed colour bare root plants, to plant in Autumn and early Spring, as this gets best establishment, and earliest flowers in first year.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Untidy leaves can be cut back after flowering to stimulate now, fresh foliage.

Care Guide

Planting Advice:

  • Best planted in a well-drained soil in full sun, Oriental Poppies can sprawl, so do appreciate a little support from other plants or stakes.
  • Well-drained soil is essential and add plenty of humus to poor soils to retain moisture. Remember to allow plenty of room for growth as these poppies may reach a metre or so in height.
  • Plant in a sheltered site to prevent wind damage to the blooms.
  • Water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Dig a planting hole and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Aftercare Advice:

  • Keep newly planted poppies well-watered until established.
  • Give plants a dressing of fish blood and bone in the autumn.
  • Provide support before the flowers appear.
  • Mulch with well-rotted manure or compost in autumn and keep well-watered.

Pruning Advice:

  • Cut back to ground level after flowering.
  • Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.
  • If cut back after flowering, they may even produce a second flush.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
70cm
85cm
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Oriental Poppy Collection
Oriental Poppy Collection
5 x Bare Root
Item: 580007
RRP £19.99
Deal Price £14.99
Save: £5.00 - 25%