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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
oriental poppy 'Beauty of Livermere'
Papaver orientale (Goliath Group) 'Beauty of Livermere'
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
'Beauty of Livermere' is an herbaceous perennial to 1m tall, with toothed and bristly lance-shaped leaves to 30cm long, and single, deep scarlet flowers 20cm across in late spring and early summer, each petal with a bold black blotch at the base
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Can be grown in a wide range of well-drained soils in full sun. Improve soil with well-rotted organic matter prior to planting. Avoid overfeeding that encourages excessive foliage growth. It may require staking perennials
Propagate by seed, but plants raised from seeds of named cultivars are likely to be different. Take root cuttings in late autumn/early winter. Divide in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning The foliage often starts dying back after flowering. Trim back the yellowing foliage. Second flush of growth often commences in early autumn. Remove dead leaves in spring
Pests Generally pest free
Damp conditions can encorage downy mildews. Can be affected by powdery mildew
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