Poppy Somniferum Mixed Colours

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A stunning annual, like a giant version of the traditional field Poppy, with attractive silver blue lush foliage, and numerous large peony silky double flower heads across a broad range of colours (Red / White / Pink / Purple / Black and Raspberry striped)

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Poppy Somniferum Mixed Colours

Poppy Somniferum Mixed Colours. A stunning annual, like a giant version of the traditional field Poppy, with attractive silver blue lush foliage, and numerous large peony silky double flower heads across a broad range of colours (Red / White / Pink / Purple / Black and Raspberry striped). This attractive annual is easy to cultivate and perfect for adding quick and easy colour to bedding and borders. Plus, the eye-catching petals fall away to reveal decorative seed heads, great for drying. Flowers May-Aug dependant on sowing dates.

Cultivation Advice Poppy Somniferum Mixed Colours

  • 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.