Poppy Papaver Somnifreum Laurens Grape

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A stunning poppy producing crisp, velvet plum-purple petals on attractive grey-blue-green foliage reaching 3 ft (90 cm).  Removing initial expended flower heads will encourage further flowering.  Perfect in borders and especially cottage style gardens.

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Poppy Papaver Somnifreum Laurens Grape

A stunning poppy producing crisp, velvet plum-purple petals on attractive grey-blue-green foliage reaching 3 ft (90 cm).  Removing initial expended flower heads will encourage further flowering.  Perfect in borders and especially cottage style gardens.  Will readily self-seed if pods left to mature.

 Cultivation advice Poppy Papaver Somnifreum Laurens Grape

  • 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 30 cm apart, but they will thrive on less if well watered, so thin well to at least 15 cm between each plant.
  • Dead head to encourage further flowering.
  • Cut the heads once mature and hang to dry or leave to re-seed.