Papaver 'Pink Ruffles'
Papaver 'Pink Ruffles'
Papaver 'Pink Ruffles'
Papaver 'Pink Ruffles'

Papaver 'Pink Ruffles'

"Oriental poppy"

Papaver 'Pink Ruffles'

1 bare root — £5.95

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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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Description

Papaver 'Pink Ruffles' is an upright, compact, clump forming oriental poppy with softly hair-covered, dark green leaves and strong, wiry stems. From late spring until summer, these stems carry semi-double, salmon pink, deeply-fringed flowers. The petals have a crepe paper-like texture, while each flower can be as much as 15cm across. In the centre of each bloom is a deep plum-to-black central patch where the seed capsule will develop. This is a highly popular variety and, being a hardy perennial, is ideal for the typical British cottage garden!

Standing ~60cm tall and wide, Papaver orientale 'Pink Ruffles' makes a great specimen plant. For best effect, plant these pastel pink oriental poppies in a sunny bed or border in well-drained soil. At the end of flowering, the leaves turn yellow and fade away. You may get some new green leaves before winter, and these will remain until spring, when the foliage puts on proper growth before next year’s flowers arrive.

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 'Pink Ruffles'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, peach

  • 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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