Papaver 'Pink Perfection'
Papaver 'Pink Perfection'
Papaver 'Pink Perfection'

Papaver 'Pink Perfection'

"Oriental poppy"

Papaver 'Pink Perfection'

1 bare root — £4.46

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Orders placed before 1 March 2024
You can expect your order in March 2024

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
You can expect your order in March/April 2024

Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

We are so pleased to be able to offer this oriental poppy, Papaver 'Pink Perfection'. In early summer, its flowers will light up the garden, with multi-layers of stunning mid-pink, tissue paper-like petals. The edges of its petals are heavily frilled, while the centres of the blooms are a deep reddish black. From the moment the softly hair-covered leaves unfurl in spring, until they fade away in autumn, they are a lovely bright, fresh green.

Poppy 'Pink Perfection' is a stocky plant, growing in its first year to just 50cm or so. 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.

Dramatic Papaver orientale 'Censation™ Pink Perfection' will be a real eye-catcher wherever it is planted, in beds, borders or patio containers. 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.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Papaver orientale 'Censation™ Pink Perfection'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • 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

Useful information

    • Soak your Papaver 'Pink Perfection' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Oriental poppy" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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