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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Papaver can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous perennials with simple or pinnately divided leaves and short-lived, saucer-shaped, 4-petalled flowers which may be solitary or in racemes
P. rupifragum is a clump-forming perennial with lobed leaves up to 15cm long. In summer it produces solitary, bowl-shaped, light orange, single to semi-double flowers up to 8cm across. May self-seed and can be short-lived
S Spain, N Africa
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny position
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame, or by division, in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning needed
Pests May suffer from aphids
May be affected by fungal wilts and downy mildews
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