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This listing is for an Oriental Poppy ‘Royal Wedding’ (also known as ‘Checkers’ or ‘Choirboy’) grown from commercial seed sown this year. The plant will be sent in a 7cm pot and will be securely packed to reach you in the very best state possible. From early spring to mid summer, you will receive a plant in full growth and a dormant one after this.
Once you receive your plant to ensure the best success you should plant it out in the garden or alternatively you should pot on into a 15-20cm diameter pot as soon as the plant arrives. All plants will be sent at times best suited to keeping the plant from being held in a mail sorting office over weekends and holiday periods, generally this will be towards the start/middle of the week. Orders placed on a Wednesday are not guaranteed to make that weeks shipping.
This poppy is a real head turner. Wonderfully attractive flowers ideally suited for cutting fresh or for its dried seed heads. Silky white flowers marked inside by the deepest black cross.
In early summer nothing compares to the grace of the Oriental poppy and Papaver ‘Royal Wedding’ is perhaps one of the most striking examples. It exhibits immense 15 to 20cm (6 to 8in), pure white ‘satiny’ blooms, each boasting intricately decorated, deep purple-black hearts. Introduced in 1996, Poppy Royal Wedding is a good border plant, as well as an eye catching cut flower. This vigorous perennial poppy grows to about 75cm (30in) in height. Very long-lived and virtually care-free, these undemanding plants provide a real spectacle year after year.
Oriental Poppies are prodigious bloomers and will flourish in most positions. One-year old plants will send up at least three blooming stalks whereas older plants produce a dozen or more over the period of a month once established, the Oriental poppies will grow and multiply for decades. Papaver orientale ‘Royal Wedding’ has been awarded the RHS award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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Category: Garden and Patio:Plants, Seeds and Bulbs:Plants and Seedlings:Perennials
Location: Holsworthy, Devon