Macleaya × kewensis Flamingo description
Impressive grey-green leaves with tall, creamy flowers on upright stems at the end of summer.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle, or back, of a border.
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
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Common name: Flamingo Plume Poppy.
Also known as: Macleaya cordata Flamingo
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade, where the leaves can’t get damaged from strong winds.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, will fill a largish space in a border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, but not too dry.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 200 cm.
Spread 100 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre.
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