Papaver Orient. Queen Alexandra

 

upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with finely divided, hairy, dark grey-green leaves and, from late spring into summer, erect, bristly stems bearing large, papery, salmon-pink flowers with a black blotch at the base of each petal. height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

 

Plant in 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.