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Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' (Poppy 'Ladybird')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird'

Other names

Poppy 'Ladybird'

Genus

Papaver Papaver

Variety or Cultivar

'Ladybird' _ 'Ladybird' has bright red flowers with a large black spot near the base of each petal.


Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Red, Black in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' (Poppy 'Ladybird') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Rock, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird'

Other names

Poppy 'Ladybird'

Genus

Papaver Papaver

Variety or Cultivar

'Ladybird' _ 'Ladybird' has bright red flowers with a large black spot near the base of each petal.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Red, Black in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' (Poppy 'Ladybird') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Rock, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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