Papaver somniferum 'Candy Floss'

Papaver somniferum 'Candy Floss' is one of my favourite recent discoveries, an opium poppy bred as a cut flower so this one holds on to its petals even in the vase. For the poppy lover like me this is an unmissable plant. More
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Papaver somniferum 'Candy Floss' is one of my favourite recent discoveries, an opium poppy bred as a cut flower so this one holds on to its petals even in the vase. For the poppy lover like me this is an unmissable plant.

Opium poppies are a wonderful garden flower which pops up of its own volition, from one year to the next. Beautiful in flower and the seedpods are fantastic for arranging – we use them fresh, dried and sprayed silver at Christmas – an all round unmissable posse of plants.

Please note: This is harmful if eaten.

Genus Papaver somniferum
Variety Candy Floss
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Opium Poppy
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60-90cm (24-36in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow thinly just below the surface March-May and/or late August-September. Dislikes root disturbance. For best results direct sow.
Care Tips They do not like transplanting so sow in situ. Protect from slugs and snails.
Flowering Late May - August, 12 weeks from a spring sowing
Vase Life 5 days. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production and seed pods: 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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