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Poppy

Papaver 'Pizzicato'

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

60cm

60cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

Poppy Overview

There are about 70 annuals, biennials or perennials, some of which are semi-evergreen in this genus. They will produce cupped petals of nodding buds. They are fully hardy and will need sun or semi-shade and prefer moist but well drained soil.

Common problems with Poppy

How to propagate Poppy

Seed

Propagate by seed in autumn or spring. Self seeds readily.

Cuttings

P.orientale and its cultivators are best propagated by root cuttings in winter.

Other uses of Poppy

Grown for their cup-shaped flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.