Papaver Orient. Victoria Louise

 

Clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with erect stems, toothed, finely-divided, grey-green leaves and, from late spring to midsummer, cup-shaped, salmon-pink flowers with ruffled petals and purple-black centres. Will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.75m after 1-2 years.

 

Plant in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. May need support. Tends to go dormant in late summer.

 

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.