Papaver 'Aglaja'

Papaver 'Aglaja'
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"Oriental Poppy"


Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Less appealing to
slugs and snails

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK


What a fabulous oriental poppy this is! Its early summer flowers are like a frilly party dress, with layer upon layer of coral pink petals, looking for all as though they made from tissue paper. The petal edges of Papaver 'Aglaja'are heavily frilled, and the centre of the blooms are a delightful cherry pink. From the moment the softly hair-covered leaves unfurl in spring, until they fade away in autumn, they are a lovely bright, fresh green!

Papaver orientale 'Aglaja' is a short and stocky poppy, growing in its first year to just 50cm. Then, as the plant matures, each summer it will grow closer to 80cm. Sometimes, on a good and fertile soil, that has not been allowed to dry out in summer, flowers appear again in September-October.

This bold, showy, and very hardy perennial will make a colourful splash in any bed or border. Although it will tolerate a degree of shade during the day, a spot in full sun is best. Bees and other pollinating insects will love it, too. This plant has received the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).


Coral pink + deep cherry centre


75-85 cm / 30-34"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Papaver orientale 'Aglaja'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Average to moist





  • Plant your oriental poppy in autumn or spring, or at other times when conditions are favourable (not too wet, cold, hot or dry)
  • Grow in full sun or part shade
  • Any soil will do, provided it is well-drained
  • Space the papaver plants 80-90cm / 32-36" apart
  • Deadhead as necessary. This will help to prolong flowering
  • This hardy perennial poppy will die back in autumn every year, to below ground level. Then fresh new growth appears again in spring
  • Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 31 August 2022
    You can expect your order September / early October 2022
  • Orders placed 01 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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