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5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Oriental Poppy Overview
These clump-forming, deciduous perennials have lance-shaped, deeply toothed leaves that are bristly to touch and grey-green in colour. In late spring and early summer they produce large flowers that are mostly pink but there are lots of cultivars in a many different colours. Add well-rotted organic matter to clay soil prior to planting for best results.
How to harvest Oriental Poppy
generally not harvested.
How to propagate Oriental Poppy
Collect seed when ripe and scatter directly where you would like themto flower next year, or store to sow in Spring.
Special features of Oriental Poppy
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Oriental Poppy
This plant suits being grown in cottage or informal gardens but also wildflower areas and gravel or rock gardens.
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