A picture of a Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'

Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'

Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

60cm

50cm

Min

40cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding' Overview

This striking oriental poppy has exquisite white flowers with a black centres that stand tall above clumps of hairy leaves. Originally from north eastern Turkey & northern Iran, the foliage dies back in mid summer to survive summer droughts but this means they leave space for later flowering plants to grow through your flower border.

Common problems with Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'

Can also suffer from Verticillium wilt.

How to harvest Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'

Collect seeds in late autumn

How to propagate Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'

Division

Lift and divide large clumps in autumn

Seed

Sow direct by preparing the area in autumn (clearing weeds & incorporate organic matter), In spring, mix seeds with sand and broadcast over the area, rake into the top layer of soil and loosely cover with a fine layer of soil. 14 days of consistent temp of around 13C (55F) with even water levels.

Other uses of Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding'

This contemporary flower suits both informal cottage styles and modern urban courtyards. Equally it can used as a cut flower.