Papaver orientale (Oriental Group) ‘Beauty of Livermere’
Poppy ‘Beauty of Livermere’, Oriental poppy ‘Beauty of Livermere’, Papaver orientale (Goliath Group) ‘Beauty of Livermere’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Beauty of Livermere’ _ ‘Beauty of Livermere’ is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with lance-shaped, deeply toothed, bristly, grey-green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, large, single, deep scarlet flowers marked with a black blotch at the base of each petal.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Bright-red in Spring; Bright-red in Summer
Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Downy mildew , Verticillium wilt
Remove any yellowing leaves after flowering to encourage a second flush of growth in early autumn. Remove dead leaves in spring.
Plants grown from seed may not come true to type.
Division, Root cuttings, Seed
WHERE TO GROW
Papaver orientale (Oriental Group) ‘Beauty of Livermere’ (Oriental poppy ‘Beauty of Livermere’) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.
Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Rock, Wildflower
Grows in a wide range of well-drained soils in sun. Add well-rotted organic matter to clay soil prior to planting. Feed sparingly – too much fertiliser will encourage leaf growth at the expense of flowers. May require staking.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral