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Karine

Karine

Oriental poppies come in both brash, vivid colours and delicate pastel shades and the soft pink of 'Karine', enlivened by a rather variable reddish basal zone, is a lovely May/June partner for tall bearded irises. Best with discreet support to prevent rain knocking them over, the foliage turns ragged after flowering but Cosmos planted nearby will expand to hide it. Happy in sun and most good soils. 60-70cm (24-28in).