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Poppy somniferum Mix

I love poppies and none more so than these whoppers, elegant opium poppies, with the pods almost as handsome as the flowers in a deep, rich array of colours.
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450 seeds, to cover 2m x 1m or equivalent area

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Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
Late May - August, 10-12 weeks from a spring sowing
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
somniferum
Common name
Opium Poppy
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

I love poppies and none more so than these whoppers, elegant opium poppies, with the pods almost as handsome as the flowers in a deep, rich array of colours.

This mix contains:

Full soil preparation and sowing instructions will be sent out with this packet of seed.

Please note: This is harmful if eaten.

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.