Poppy Rose Ⓡ
Lens Roses , 2013
In the Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, the new ‘Poppy Rose’ was baptised on account of the outset of the memorial services devoted to the hundredth birthday of the Great War (1914 – 1918). This Moschata has single, dark red flowers that remind of the flower of Poppy, that has become the symbol of World War I thanks to the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, written by the Canadian physician and soldier John Mc Crae. It is a bush growing up to 100 cm of height, and blooming throughout summer. The stamens spread a light herby scent. Remarkable is that the young leaf is brownish, and gradually becomes dark green while it ages. A peculiar dark red hue […] that has never been seen in this group of Hybrid Moschatas.
- Bee friendly plant
- Does well in pot
- Preferred location: Sun or partial shadow
- Plant distance: 60cm
- Frost resistance: lower than -15°C