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Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird'

Oriental poppy

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird'

Plant details

Most poppies are very hardy, but prefer a sunny position in moist but well-drained soil. They can be grown from seed and many perennial poppies can be propagated from root cuttings. Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' produces deep red flowers with black spots at the base of each petal, from June to August.

Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Papaver

Species: commutatum

Cultivar: Ladybird

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 55cm

Spread: 55cm

Time to prune: June to July

Flowering period: June to August

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