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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
great scarlet poppy
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. orientale var. bracteatum is an herbaceous perennial to 1m in height, with bristly, pinnate basal leaves and erect, unbranched stems bearing 10cm in width, deep red flowers 10-15cm across, each petal with a blackish-purple spot at 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 East-facing
SoilChalk, Loam, Clay, Sand
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. May need support
Propagate by division in spring or propagate by root cuttings in late autumn to early winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut down once flowers fade and foliage looks tatty
Pests Aphids may be a problem
May be subject to a downy mildew and fungal wilts
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