Papaver paeoniflorum 'Venus'

As frilly and flamboyant as the best peony, and stuffed full of pollen for the bees. More
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What we call the Perch Hill Poppy – here in the garden when we first arrived. As frilly and flamboyant as the best peony, and stuffed full of pollen for the bees.

Genus Papaver paeoniflorum
Variety Venus
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Peony Flowered Poppy
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60-90cm (24-36in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow April-May and/or late August-September.
Care Tips They do not like transplanting so sow in situ.
Flowering May - September, 12 weeks from spring sowing.
Vase Life Flowers last 24 hours, seed pods indefinite - they dry well and are brilliant for arranging.
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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