Papaver nudicaule 'Party Fun'

This is a tall, elegant variety with flowers in bright and pastel shades of orange, yellow, apricot and cream. More
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It would be hard to imagine a flower more perfect than Papaver nudicaule 'Party Fun'. A scented poppy – handfuls of crumpled silk – with a spicy, delicious scent.

Papaver nudicaule 'Party Fun' also makes one of the loveliest cut flowers, unravelling from tight buds and lasting surprisingly well in a vase. This mixture flowers in a wide range of colours, from white to yellow, orange, pink, and even scarlet and bicolours.

Genus Papaver nudicaule
Variety Party Fun, syn. 'Meadow Pastels'
Type Hardy Biennial
Common Name Iceland Poppy
Border Position Middle, Front
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing Plant 15cm (6in) apart, thin to 30cm (12in).
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow direct May-July. They are a bit temperamental, germinating well but damping off. Don't over-water. Can also sow under cover February-March for flowering the same year.
Care Tips Unlike other poppies nudicaule poppies will tolerate transplanting so plant out in autumn. Don't over-water.
Flowering May - September (mid spring if sown the previous year, summer if sown early spring of the same year)
Vase Life 5 days. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds. Delicately scented.
Harvesting Flower production: 3-4 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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