Beautiful huge, white tissue-paper petals, deepening black eyes.
Papaver orientale was brought from Armenia in 1714. The broad, slightly hoary, deeply cut leaves form luxuriant clumps of foliage and, in May and June, they produce huge flowers with petals like tissue paper. Magnificent and show plants, they are best cut back after flowering to keep them tidy. They prefer sun and a rich soil.
All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.