Papaver Tangerine Gem - Spanish poppy
Sometimes it's hard to decide which category of flower colour to choose for a plant - but with this poppy, it's easy. That's definitely orange with a capital O!
Commonly called Spanish poppy or Moroccan poppy, which gives you a clear idea of the kind of climate it likes - hot and sunny. An Adelaide summer holds no fears, nor a Canberra winter.
The flowers stand clear of the leaves on long straight stems; and when they're done, you get an extra season of interest from the slender seedpods.
It's an 'informal double', which is to say some flowers might have one layer of petals, some a little fringe inside, some lots of petals. All have a slightly shaggy rumpled look, like they just got out of bed.
Papaver rupifragum - Spanish poppyAPPEARANCE : Herbaceous perennial rom Spain and Morocco with long soft leaves and bright orange flowers through the warmer months. Flowers vary from single to fully double.
USE FOR : Mixed beds and borders, hot dry sunny places, cottage gardens, pots.
CLIMATE : Frost hardy, drought tolerant once established
PLANTING : Full sun, free-draining soil for best results.
CARE: Water until the plants are established; feed during flowering. Regular removal of dead flowers will prolong flowering and reduce self-seeding if this is important.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 40cm H x 50cm W
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery. What is tubestock?
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|more than 12 weeks