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Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' ☼ full sun ★award❅hardy


Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' ☼ full sun ★award❅hardy  (Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird')

Preferred common namepoppy 'Ladybird'
FamilyPapaveraceae

Papaver can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous perennials with simple or pinnately divided leaves and short-lived, saucer-shaped, 4-petalled flowers which may be solitary or in racemes

'Ladybird' is an upright annual with oblong, regularly lobed leaves and brilliant crimson flowers 8cm across, with a large black spot near the base of each petal

Suppliers
Suppliers listed in RHS Plant Finder

Awards
Award of Garden Merit
How to growSunlight
Full sun Aspect
South-facing or West-facing
Exposed or Sheltered
Cultivation
Grow in well-drained, deep, fertile soil in full sun
Soil
Well-drained
Neutral, Acid or Alkaline
Loam
Propagation
Propagate by seed sown in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Wildflower meadow

How to carePruning
No pruning required

Pests
May be attacked by aphids
Diseases
May be subject to Verticillium wilt and a downy mildew



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Pretty poppies, Paul ...
lovely colours and petal patterns :o)

12 Feb, 2013

 

love these, infact any poppies, so delicate and pretty :o))

12 Feb, 2013

 

Strike! :)

12 Feb, 2013

 

Thank you Terra, Sandra and Karen :))

12 Feb, 2013

 

A bit like ladybirds. :0)

12 Feb, 2013

 

Hi Linda - they are aptly named Ladybird poppy :)

12 Feb, 2013

 

I remember these from last year Paul. You had them as your avatar did you not!

12 Feb, 2013

 

I think so Angie yes - hope we still have them somewhere

12 Feb, 2013

 

Happy Valentines Paul, Flowers are red:-)))))))))

12 Feb, 2013

 

awww thanks Junna and to you :)))

13 Feb, 2013

 

Stunning colour....

14 Feb, 2013

 

Thank you :-))))

14 Feb, 2013

 

These are fab... I saw this variety at Bodnant. The red really is this bright! Did you grow it from seed Paul?

15 Feb, 2013

 

oh no Tracey - I am rubbish at that - learning at work now , never cracked that art sadly. The ladybird poppies are my favs

15 Feb, 2013

 

I love poppies,going to grow some this year:O)

15 Feb, 2013

 

Me too Suey :)))

15 Feb, 2013

 

Paul, sewing seeds and pricking them out, can be back breaking work. But it's really worth all the effort :o))) Hope you are enjoying it all in your new job!?
PS in this month's RHS The Garden magazine it says that Gardeners and florists are the happiest workers in the Uk! How about that then?

16 Feb, 2013

 

It does bring a smile to me Tracey - plants I love them

16 Feb, 2013

 

Me too! And I expect all our friends on GOY love them too! :o)))

16 Feb, 2013

 

:)))))

16 Feb, 2013

 

Fantastic poppies, so bright and cheerful!

19 Feb, 2013

 

:))))))))

19 Feb, 2013



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