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Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl'

Product Code: 020047

Quantity: 120 seeds

Availability: In stock.

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Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl'. Corn poppy

Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl' is a pretty mix of corn poppies with single and semi-double flowers in pink, white, reds and silvery greys, which gently scatters itself in my garden from one year to the next. The flowers also last well in water if you sear the stem ends.

  • Easy for beginners
  • Perfect for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects

Genus: Papaver
Variety: rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl'
Common name: Corn Poppy
Type: Hardy annual
Sowing: Sow April-May and/or late August-September.
Site: Moist but well-drained soil in full sun.
Height: 60cm (2ft)
Spacing: Plant 15cm apart.
Care tips: They do not like transplanting so sow in situ.
Flowers: ❀ May - September, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing. This is a cut-and-come-again variety.
For the vase: Sear the stem ends for 20 seconds and arrange them in a large bunch in any vase or jug and they’ll last 3-4 days.

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