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Poppy 'Cherry Glow'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

Hardy Annual

Like a giant version of the traditional field Poppy, this richly coloured annual is perfect for adding quick and easy colour to bedding and borders. Plus, the eye-catching scarlet petals fall away to reveal decorative seed heads, great for drying.

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.

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May, August, September
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (200 poppy seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £2.99
Sow March to May thinly in shallow drills 30cm (12 inches) apart in well cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth.Alternatively, sow late summer in 7.5cm (3 inch) pots in a cool greenhouse and then overwinter plants in cool, well lit conditions. Plant out the following spring after all risk of frost, 30cm (12 inches} apart.

Thin out seedlings to 30cm (12 inches) apart when large enough to handle.

Will grow in any well-drained soil in full sun.

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.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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