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Papaver orientale 'Flamingo' (Oriental poppy 'Flamingo')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Papaver orientale 'Flamingo'

Other names

Oriental poppy 'Flamingo'

Genus

Papaver Papaver

Variety or Cultivar

'Flamingo' _ 'Flamingo' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with erect stems, toothed, finely-divided, grey-green leaves and, from late spring to midsummer, cup-shaped, white flowers with orange to pink, ruffled margins and black centres.


Papaver orientale 'Flamingo' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Flower

Orange, White, Pink in Spring; White, Pink, Orange in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowers fade and foliage looks untidy.

Propagation

May be propagated by seed but will most likely not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

Papaver orientale 'Flamingo' (Oriental poppy 'Flamingo') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. May need support. Tends to go dormant in late summer.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Papaver orientale 'Flamingo'

Other names

Oriental poppy 'Flamingo'

Genus

Papaver Papaver

Variety or Cultivar

'Flamingo' _ 'Flamingo' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with erect stems, toothed, finely-divided, grey-green leaves and, from late spring to midsummer, cup-shaped, white flowers with orange to pink, ruffled margins and black centres.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

Orange, White, Pink in Spring; White, Pink, Orange in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowers fade and foliage looks untidy.

Propagation

May be propagated by seed but will most likely not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Papaver orientale 'Flamingo' (Oriental poppy 'Flamingo') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. May need support. Tends to go dormant in late summer.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

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, Zone 4

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