Papaver orientale 'White Ruffles' (PBR)
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moist, well-drained
- Rate of growth: fast growing
- Flowering period: May to June
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: dried seed heads are useful for flower arrangements
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Frilly-looking white flowers with a darkly contrasting base, appear on leafy, upright stems above the clumps of basal foliage creating textural interest in the border. After the petals have fallen, promptly cutting back the entire stem may encourage more flowers to form.
- Garden care: Cut back to ground level after flowering. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn
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Very pretty flowers - best growing through a plant support in full sun. Unfortunatly the flowers hate the rain, one good downpour & they are in tatters.
I have divided my plants and popped them in a different position to see if that shelters them a little more.
This comment is about the variey & not Crocus - as I bought them a couple of years ago as bare roots from another nursery.
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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 SallyAsked on 10/21/2009 by Sally Reay
A: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 DoctorAnswered on 10/22/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk