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Poppy 'Coral Reef'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

Hardy Perennial

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A chance discovery on T&M research grounds has led to the introduction of this spectacular NEW true orientale poppy. Large vibrant flowers, often 5in. across of an intense and vivid coral pink never seen before in true orientale poppies from seed and rarely matched in the entire flower kingdom. Unlike many orientale poppies available, because it has been bred from seed it has consistent vigour, with many flowers over a long flowering period. Also it is not prone to 'flopping over' a fault with many varieties of this type of poppy. It is a long lived perennial making large plants within 3 years. From a late Autumn sowing it will flower in its first summer, coming true from seed. In a mixed orientale poppy trial the bees had apparently been very active as a red flowered hybrid produced several plants of this vivid pink. T&M's breeders got busy and... Coral Reef was born!

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
May, June
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (45 poppy seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £2.99
Germinate from February to May at 15C 59F) on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost. Do not cover seed. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 10-21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

Transplant seedlings, when large enough to handle, into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and then plant out 30cm (12in) apart.

Caution: harmful if eaten

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Beautiful!

    By Marianne rohde 11-01-2016

    Would these look good , planted along a white picket fence, with blueberry bushes in front?... My bushes are not terribly full, so just wonder if it will have a sparse, weedy look to it. But definitely want to sow these seeds somewhere in my landscape . Thank you!

    Anne
    11-01-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. They grow up to about 2 1/2' tall and quickly mature into tall strong plants. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to help you further with future choices. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. can't wait

    By sarena Roocroft 17-03-2014

    Can't wait to have these growing in my garden truly one of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen.

    Joe
    19-03-2014

    Thank you for your review, we hope we can continue to be of service.

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