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Papaver pilosum (Papaver, Poppy)

Type Herbaceous flower, Alpine, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Orange Flowers (Summer late), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Papaver pilosum - Cultivation Notes

Perennial poppy prefers a sheltered position in full sun, flourishing on any well drained, fertile garden soil including relatively chalky soils. After flowering cut back foliage to encourage a new flush of attractive leaves for late summer. Divide in autumn / spring every 3 -5 years and mulch occasionally in winter to feed.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Papaver pilosum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant

Weaknesses of Papaver pilosum

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
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