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POPPY Iceland Excelsior Mix

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Papaver nudicaule

Family: Papaveraceae

Characteristics: Annual 60 cm

Seeds per packet: 50

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An attractive mix of this old time favourite poppy that provides showy blooms from late winter and spring. Iceland Poppies are a great way of adding delicate foliage and long lasting flowers to the spring garden.

Poppies are always more dramatic when planted in mass, a must for every spring garden. Self-sows freely.
Suited to garden beds and pots, the long stems make them ideal for cut flowers.

Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in an open sunny position.

Tropical: Late summer to early winter. 
Temperate: Mid summer and autumn.
Cold: Mid summer to early autumn.

Sow: Sow on surface and cover very lightly and gently firm. seed requires a degree of light to germinate, do not bury to deeply.
For best results sow in trays and transplant when 7cm high. If sown directly watch for snail.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 20-30cm
Plant Height: 45-60cm
Flowering: 24 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.


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