Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird'

Ladybird poppy

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird'
  • Common name: Ladybird poppy
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 55cm

Spread: 55cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Succeeds on poor soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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