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Poppy 'Seriously Scarlet'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

Hardy Annual

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A dramatic new Poppy with striking scarlet flowers which have a dark purple-blue centre. opening to form an Elizabethan style ruff. The strong, tall stems boast large, highly ornamental, silver-green orientale foliage. Variable seed was sent by a customer to T&M, and breeders have selected for uniformity and trueness to type, resulting in this bright border and cottage garden annual.


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, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May, September, October
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of December 2014
    • £0.69

Sow 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.

 

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. 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. Bees a plenty on wonderful blooms

    By Peter Humphrey 15-07-2013

    I grew these last year and a rather wet year . This year with all the sun these have really excelled and the bees just love wallowing in the large flowers trying to feed and gather pollen. These will be on the list for next year

  2. These have to be seen!

    By Peter Humphrey 13-06-2012

    These were sown late last year in modules and transplanted out at the end of April. They have just started to flower, they are quite dramatic. As was stated in the description as resembling an Elizabethan ruff, how true. They really are red unlike so many which tend to border on orange/red.Watching them open in the early morning sun is a real pleasure. I hope we will have a few more sunny days to watch them unfold! I have planted in groups of five so they are partially self supporting.The stems are quite sturdy so have been able to cut back on supports I will certainly invest in another packet for next year

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