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Papaver somniferum 'Summer Sorbets' (Opium poppy 'Summer Sorbets')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Papaver somniferum 'Summer Sorbets'

Other names

Opium poppy 'Summer Sorbets'

Genus

Papaver Papaver

Variety or Cultivar

'Summer Sorbets' _ 'Summer Sorbets' is a hardy annual with double, almost spherical, flowers in shades of red, pink and white from summer to early autumn.


Papaver somniferum 'Summer Sorbets' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

Pink, White, Red in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Downy mildew Downy mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Papaver somniferum 'Summer Sorbets' (Opium poppy 'Summer Sorbets') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position

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, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Papaver somniferum 'Summer Sorbets'

Other names

Opium poppy 'Summer Sorbets'

Genus

Papaver Papaver

Variety or Cultivar

'Summer Sorbets' _ 'Summer Sorbets' is a hardy annual with double, almost spherical, flowers in shades of red, pink and white from summer to early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Pink, White, Red in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Downy mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Papaver somniferum 'Summer Sorbets' (Opium poppy 'Summer Sorbets') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position

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, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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These didn't grow like pompoms as expected but lovely just the same

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