Sumptuous double blooms
Decorative seed heads
Excellent food source for wildlife
Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)
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Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams' - Seeds
Sweet Pea 'High Scent' - Seeds
Sunflower 'Russian Giant' - Seeds
Antirrhinum majus 'Circus Clowns' - Seeds
Poppy 'Burgundy Bigalow' - Seeds
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Gazania splendens 'New Day Mix' F1 Hybrid - Seeds
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Sunflower 'Russian Giant' - Start-A-Garden™ Seed Range
Cosmos sulphureus 'Brightness Mixed' - Seeds
Stock 'Giant Perfection Mixed' - Seeds
1 Packet (100 Seeds) (KB9362)
These poppies are best sown directly into the ground in autumn or spring. Prepare the soil well by digging it over and raking it to a fine tilth, removing any large stones or debris. Scatter the seed thinly over the ground and water with a fine rose. Once germination commences, progressively thin out seedlings in stages to 20-30cm apart.
Alternatively, they can be sown indoors but this method is more challenging. The seeds will require cold stratification and poppies resent root disturbance and so are best sown in modules or pricked out within the first 7 days of emergence. When sowing, only cover the seed with a very light dusting of compost or vermiculite. Germination can be slow. After sowing, seal the container in a polythene bag and leave at 60-65F (15-18C) for 2 weeks, then place in a refrigerator (not freezer) for 3-6 weeks. After this return to the recommended germination temperature. If germination does not occur in 6-10 weeks return to the fridge for a further 3-6 weeks. Examine regularly whilst in the fridge and remove immediately if the seeds show signs of germinating.
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.
Caution: harmful if eaten
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 or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.
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