Papaver orientale Allegro

 

Papaver orientale Allegro, Oriental Poppy. A spreading perennial with bristly, green leaves and bright orange-scarlet coloured flowers with a bold, black basal blotch. Max Height 45cm to 70cm. Ideal for border plantings. Max Spread 60cm to 90cm. Flowers June to August.

 

 

Plant in moist fertile well drained soil. Full sun / Partial shade, Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.