Poppy Papaver Danish Dwarf

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Poppy Papaver Danish Dwarf. An eye-catching variety with the same beautiful large flowers as its cousin Danish Flag, but shorter at 18-24 inches tall,  ideal for traditional bedding & container gardening.

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Poppy Papaver Danish Dwarf

Poppy Papaver Danish Dwarf. An eye-catching variety with the same beautiful large flowers as its cousin Danish Flag, but shorter at 18-24 inches tall,  ideal for traditional bedding & container gardening. The flowers are distinctive with large bright red, fringed petals with a pure white cross in the center. The flowers are followed by highly ornamental seed pods that are prized for floral arrangements.

 Cultivation Advice Poppy Papaver Danish Dwarf

  • Seeds can be sown from late summer to late April.
  • Prefers recently disturbed soil with good drainage.
  • The species does not transplant well so scatter the seeds sparingly and cover with a very fine layer of earth (rake in).
  • Water well until germination, keeping the earth moist.
  • The young seedlings grow fast and look like baby lettuce to start with.
  • This variety does need space to grow, ideally about 30cm apart, but they will thrive on less if well watered, so thin well to at least 15cm between each plant.
  • Dead head to encourage further flowering.
  • Cut the heads once mature and hang to dry or leave to re-seed.