The marvellous, creamy coloured double heads splashed with orange-red give a truly gorgeous and elegant, antique appearance to this masterpiece of a Poppy. Simply a must-have plant, with elegance and style, excellent for borders.
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.
Sow March to May, thinly in shallow drills 30cm (12in) apart in well cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Thin out seedlings to 30cm (12in) apart when large enough to handle. Alternatively, sow September to October, in 7.5cm (3in) 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 (12in) apart.
Easily grown on any soil in a sunny position.
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.
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