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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
common poppy African rose
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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. rhoeas is an erect annual to 75 cm, with pinnately lobed oblong leaves and solitary, bright scarlet bowl-shaped flowers in summer
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained fertile soil in full sun
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens Coastal
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by aphids
May be subject to a downy mildew
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