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Poppy 'King Kong'

Papaver orientale | Oriental Poppy

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Enormous satiny blooms in May and June

Enormous flowers up to 18cm (7”) across

Attractive silver-green foliage

Ideal for cottage garden borders or dotting among wispy grasses

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This hardy, clump-forming perennial is a cottage garden essential, with big blousy blooms in late spring and early summer. The scarlet flowers of Poppy ‘King Kong’ add a splash of colour to sunny borders and make showy cut flowers too! This hardy Oriental Poppy boasts dark green, divided leaves covered with coarse silvery hairs. After flowering, the leaves will virtually disappear, so its well worth partnering with late-summer flowering perennials that will quickly fill the gaps. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Height Up to 100cm (39in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenswildlife gardenscut flower garden

full sunsun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


2 bare root plants (KC1722)
6 bare root plants (KC1768)

When growing Oriental Poppies, choose a sunny position in rich fertile, well drained soil. Add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil prior to planting, mixing it thoroughly and deeply.
Deadhead faded poppy flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. Cut back old foliage to ground level in autumn. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of Oriental poppy in spring.

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