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Papaver Orientale Aglaia

Every garden needs an oriental poppy somewhere in it, and this is one of the best. The usual clump of hairy divided leaves and, in mid-summer, sturdy stems with huge crinkly-petalled flowerheads in salmon pink shading to cerise at the centre. Just magnificent but not too big and overpowering. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil. 2 feet. 2 litre pot.

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Height 2 feet
Spread 2 to 3 feet
Aspect Sun or semi-shade
Soil type Fertile well drained soil
Packing weight 1.5 kg

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Aglaia (sometimes spelled Aglaja) was one of the three Graces and was the goddess of beauty. In case vou were wondering.

Cutting back the foliage after first flowering will tidy up the plant and encourage new growth.

Papaver Orientale Aglaia is a hardy perennial plant with hairy leaves and large ruffled salmon pink to cerise flowers in mid summer suitable for full sun.