Papaver orientale 'Harlem' (New York Series)

oriental poppy

2 litre pot £9.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: fast growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Flower colour: burgundy-pink
  • Other features: dried seed heads are useful for flower arrangements
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A big hit at this years (2011) Chesea Flower Show, where it was featured in Luciano Giubbilei's garden for Laurent Perrier, this oriental poppy has big, blowsy burgundy-pink flowers. It is an easy to grow plant, producing early summer colour, and later decorative seedheads.

  • Garden care: Cut back to ground level after flowering. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn

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  • Q:

    Can I grow Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty' in a pot and Poppies at the bottom of the garden?

    Hi, We have a tiny North facing shaded garden and I'm looking for some Autumn colour for our patio. Can I grow Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty' in a pot? If so how big should the pot be? If not can you recommend something else please? Also I'd love to grow some poppies, we get a fair amount of sunshine in the spring and summer at the very end of the garden will I be able to grow Papaver orientale 'Perry's White' and Papaver orientale 'Effendi' here? Thank you Sally
    Asked on 10/21/2009 by Sally Reay

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      Hello Sally, These do well in pots, and I would say one about 40 x 40cm filled with John Innes No2 would be suitable. As for the poppies, these flower best in full sun, but they will also grow in a little light shade. I'm afraid though it may be trial and error to see if your spot is sunny enough. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 10/22/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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