• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird'

Poppy 'Ladybird'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Poppy 'Ladybird'

© � RHS

  • Other common names Poppy 'Ladybird'

  • Genus 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

  • Family Papaveraceae / Papaveraceae

  • Species '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

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar_Upright#Columnar/Upright

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

    see more

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0-0.1 metre

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained, deep, fertile soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests May be attacked by aphids

Diseases May be subject to Verticillium wilt and a downy mildew

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