Papaver 'Marlene'
Papaver 'Marlene'
Papaver 'Marlene'
Papaver 'Marlene'
Papaver 'Marlene'
Papaver 'Marlene'
Papaver 'Marlene'

Papaver 'Marlene'

"Oriental poppy"

Papaver 'Marlene'

1 bare root — £5.95

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Description

When this bright and popular oriental poppy bursts into life from May to July, it is certain to add interest to your garden displays. Papaver 'Marlene' is one of the most vibrant and exciting forms, with beautiful, large, ruffled purple-red flowers, each with a darker centre. And bees and butterflies and bees love them, too. This hardy perennial produces delightful, slightly hairy foliage, on stems 60-80cm" high. And fresh foliage will grow again in autumn to give the plant a new dimension!

The seed heads of Papaver orientale 'Marlene' can be dried for attractive indoor decoration. The plant is also rabbit, slug and deer resistant! It prefers moist, well-drained soil, and a position in full sun.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Papaver orientale 'Marlene'

  • Flower colour

    Purple, pink

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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