Papaver Poppy Nudicaule Iceland Mix

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This easy-to-grow Bi-annual poppy is prized for its medium-sized, 2 to 4 inch, silky flowers in bright shades of red, pink, orange and yellow. Best when massed in large groups.

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Papaver Poppy Nudicaule Iceland Mix

Papaver Poppy Nudicaule Iceland Mix. This easy-to-grow Bi-annual poppy is prized for its medium-sized, 2 to 4 inch, silky flowers in bright shades of red, pink, orange and yellow. Best when massed in large groups. Makes good cut flowers. Blooms in summer. Grows best in full sun to a height of 14 inches. (Plant seeds outdoors in spring. Where winters are mild, plant seeds outdoors in the autumn for winter and spring blooms.)

Cultivation Advice Papaver Poppy Nudicaule Iceland Mix

Type: Bi – annual

Days To Germination:  5-14

Planting Depth: 1/16- to 1/8-inch

Light:  Sunny

  • Plant in a sunny location with well drained soil.  Plant seed directly outdoors in early-mid spring.
  • Cultivate soil, mix seeds with a cup of sand and broadcast lightly over planting area. Lightly rake into soil or cover with light soil to a depth of 1/16 to 1/8 inch.
  • Can be sown in autumn in mild winter areas.
  • “Papaver” do need a period of chill / exposure to cold once sown to germinate which breaks the seeds dormancy.
  •  This can also be achieved by placing placing in a fridge for 10-14 days prior to sowing.
  •  If not chilled the seeds will remain dormant until the following spring.
  • When plants are 2 inches high, thin to 6 to 8 inches apart. Does not transplant well.
  • Keep soil moderately moist during germination.  Once plants are well established, water only as needed.
  • For cut flowers, cut stem just before buds open and sear stem end in flame immediately.
  • This plant will re-sow itself if left to seed.