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Poppy 'Ooh La La'

Papaver paeoniflorum, Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum (Paeoniiflorum group)

Hardy Annual

Once you see these exquisite, large 7-10cm (3-4in) fully double flower heads you will stand in astonishment at their outstanding range of bright clear colours as they stand proudly above glaucus green foliage. Easy to grow, ideal sown in drifts, adding colour and height to annual borders followed by large attractive seed heads.

Culinary note: All poppies are poisonous. However the seeds produced from Papaver somniferum and Papaver paeoniflorum can be eaten and are used for adding extra flavour, crunch and bite to breads and cakes. The seeds of other poppy species are not edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (500 poppy seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 24 hours
    • £2.99
Sow March-May thinly just below the surface in well-cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth.

When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 15-30cm (6-12in) apart.

Removing spent flower heads will encourage further blooming.

Caution: harmful if eaten.

 

Culinary note: All poppies are poisonous. However, the seeds produced by somniferum and paeoniflorum poppies only can be eaten. Typically, they are used in bakery recipes. For more details about edible flowers click here.
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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