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Hardy annuals can be sown directly into their flowering positions in the spring and will tolerate a certain amount of cold. Well-known flowers such as sweet peas, poppies, stocks and sunflowers fall under this category, as do some of the more unusual flowers - gomphocarpus & ratibida for example.
Poppy 'Tallulah Belle Blush' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection
Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy
Poppy 'Tallulah Belle Blush' is a cottage garden classic. This beautiful poppy has splendid fully double, pompom blooms in fabulous lilac and violet shades, adding height and interest to borders. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Culinary note: All poppies are poisonous. However, the seeds produced by somniferum and paeoniflorum poppies only are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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