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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

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' is a grogeous poppy, bearing large red flowers with black splodges, reminiscent of a ladybird. It's ideal for using to fill gaps in a sunny border and is extremely attractive to bees. It makes an excellent cut flower.

For best results, grow Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' in moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. If given the right conditions, it will self-seed around the garden. Alternatively, sow fresh seed each spring – it's incredibly easy to grow, simply scatter seed where you want it to grow.

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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