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A true Ascot hat on Lady’s Day - a powderpuff-pink glamour Queen.

Genus Papaver
Group/Species somniferum
Variety Lilac Pompom
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Opium Poppy
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 90cm (35in)
Spacing 40cm (16in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Dislikes root disturbance so best sown direct. Scatter seeds through borders in spring or autumn. Easy to grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.
Care Tips Pick or deadhead flowers regularly to encourage growth and to prolong flowering. Remove seed heads if you do not want it to self-seed. Caution: Harmful if eaten.
Flowering June - August, 10 weeks from a spring sowing, followed by typical somniferum pepper-pot seedpods.
Vase Life Sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds, but even so, will only last 24 hours.
Harvesting Flower production: 2 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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