2 years to reach maturity
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'
Lift and divide large clumps in autumn
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.