Papaver rupifragum 'Orange Feathers'

My favourite of the small perennial poppies, which flowers through all of summer. More
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My favourite of the small perennial poppies, which flowers through all of summer. Papery double-flowers.

Genus Papaver
Group/Species rupifragum
Variety Orange feathers
Type Perennial
Common Name Spanish Poppy
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45-60cm (18-24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Surface sow onto compost. Cover seeds lightly with grit. Place in a cold frame. Germination will be quicker if sown in spring, giving the plant a full growing year.
Care Tips Collect seeds and spread around the garden for a naturalised appearance. Remove seedhead if you don't want this to spread.
Flowering June - October
Harvesting Flower production 3-4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Hester

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Martin

First class plant, carefully packed


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Reviewed 11th July 2017 by d bell

I am hoping these will buck up next year - so far they have flowered very little and when they have have been a pale watery tangerine colour with only one layer of petals -nothing like the vibrancy picture conveys. could it be a mistake?

Updated 16/05/2018 - This year the poppy has flowers exactly like in the picture and is very beautiful and vibrant! I am very pleased and relieved.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback.

We want all of our customers to be delighted with their plants, and are very sorry that this is not the case for you.

Please do contact our Customer Service Team either by phone: 0345 092 0283, or by email: and they will happily look into this for you. If you can send some photographs to them this will be incredibly helpful in resolving this matter."

Posted 16th May 2018