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Papaver orientale Princess Victoria Louise, 1ltr


Oriental Poppy

Historic variety - a great all rounder

Drifts of delicate salmon-pink flowers make this beautiful Poppy a worthy addition to your garden. The flowers float on tall stems above clumps of silvery green leaves.


Happiest in full sun where this plant will slowly spread each year to make a long lived clump.


Best in a well drained soil. Add some coarse grit or sand to the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter to help with drainage. Cut the plant to the ground after the flowers have faded to encourage more of the handsome leaves.

This elegant Poppy is named after one of the daughters of Kaiser Wilhelm II of the German Royal family.

Plant details

Item Number: 468215

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In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering May - July
Evergreen No
Plant height 60 cm - 80 cm
Plant width 60 cm - 75 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 70 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Rock garden, Gravel garden, Garden edging, Cottage garden, Informal garden

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From April to September