Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl'

A pretty mix of single and double flowers in pinks, whites, red and silvery greys. More
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Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl' is a pretty mix of corn poppies with single and 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.

Genus Papaver
Group/Species rhoeas
Variety Mother of Pearl
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Corn Poppy
Border Position Front
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (35in)
Spacing 20cm (8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow direct in mid spring and/or late summer. Self sows in following years.
Care Tips They do not like transplanting so sow in situ.
Flowering May - September, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing.
Vase Life 3 days. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Gillian

Very pretty colours, but were purchased as growing to 24'', mine got to at least twice that height and consequently were very floppy.