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Poppy 'Candyfloss' (Start-A-Garden™ Range)

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

Hardy Annual

A gorgeous lilac selection, with large, 7-10cm (3-4in), fully double flower heads, standing proudly above glaucous foliage, followed by large, attractive seed heads. Best sown in large drifts, as an easy to grow annual border filler, adding height and interest.

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 (150 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £0.99
Where to sow: Outdoors where they are to flower.
Preparation: Prepare the ground by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones.
Sowing: Sow thinly onto the surface of the soil and lightly rake in.
Growing: When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 15-30cm (6-12in) apart. Removing spent flower heads will encourage further blooming.
CAUTION: All poppies are poisonous. However, the SEEDS produced by this specific variety can be eaten and make a great topping for bread, and are an essential ingredient for lemon and poppy seed muffins. Write to us for a free leaflet with recipes for a wide range of edible flowers.
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.


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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