Papaver 'White Ruffles'
Papaver 'White Ruffles'
Papaver 'White Ruffles'

Papaver 'White Ruffles'

"Oriental poppy"

Papaver 'White Ruffles'

1 bare root — £5.95

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in August/September

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in September/October

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

Few nurseries have yet fully realised the potential and splendour of this recently introduced oriental poppy, so you won’t find it commonly offered for sale. Papaver 'White Ruffles' is simply stunning, with pure, crystal white blooms. But what sets these apart from the white blooms of other perennial poppies, is the magical way the flower petals are deeply fringed. They have a soft, tissue-like texture, and each flower can be as much as 15cm across. In the centre of each white bloom is a deep maroon-to-black central patch, where the seed capsule will later develop. The blooms are at their best in late spring and early summer.

Papaver orientale 'White Ruffles' is upright, but more compact than most oriental poppies. This white oriental poppy is clump-forming, with softly hair-covered, dark green leaves on strong, wiry stems. It is really free-flowering, too, and looks great among late spring-flowering peonies and alliums. It also makes a perfect companion to our other oriental poppies, including 'Pink Ruffles' (its sister plant), 'Marlene' and 'Patty's Plum'.

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 'White Ruffles'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • 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 the Papaver 'White Ruffles' 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. Some varieties are a length of root which should be planted lengthways and shallowly (1-2cm deep).

    • 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 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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