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Glaucium corniculatum

Red horned poppy

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourRed-orange
  • Leaf ColourSilver-grey

Description

Glaucium corniculatum (Red horned poppy). This species is a hairy biennial or perennial it has a basal rosette of pinnately lobed, silver grey leaves. It will grow up to 45cm high and wide and will bear orange to red flowers; they usually have a black spot at the base of each petal, from summer to early autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their bright, poppy-like flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterDry

Propagation

Propagate annuals by seed sown outdoors in spring, perennials by seed sown outdoors in spring or autumn, biennials by seed sown under glass in late spring or early summer.

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