Macleaya Flamingo – Buy perennial plants


A very bold plant with pink buds turning into cream flowers on tall stems.

Fairly easy plant for the inexperienced gardener.

Grown in 11 cm pots:

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Macleaya × kewensis Flamingo description

Impressive grey-green leaves with tall, creamy flowers on upright stems at the end of summer.

RHS Award of Garden Merit

How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle, or back, of a border.
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. 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

Macleaya Flamingo in November
Macleaya Flamingo in November

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade, where the leaves can’t get damaged from strong winds.

Sun or semi shade

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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Royal Horticultural Society

Additional information

Weight .4 kg


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