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Papaver orientale 'Black and White' (Oriental poppy 'Black and White')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Papaver orientale 'Black and White'

Other names

Oriental poppy 'Black and White'

Genus

Papaver Papaver

Variety or Cultivar

'Black and White' _ 'Black and White' has large solitary white flowers with each petal blotched black at the base.


Papaver orientale 'Black and White' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Cut down once flowers fade and foliage begins to look untidy.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Papaver orientale 'Black and White' (Oriental poppy 'Black and White') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained fertile soil in full sun. May need support.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Papaver orientale 'Black and White'

Other names

Oriental poppy 'Black and White'

Genus

Papaver Papaver

Variety or Cultivar

'Black and White' _ 'Black and White' has large solitary white flowers with each petal blotched black at the base.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Cut down once flowers fade and foliage begins to look untidy.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Papaver orientale 'Black and White' (Oriental poppy 'Black and White') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained fertile soil in full sun. May need support.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

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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