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Papaver paeoniflorum, Papaver nudicaule, Papaver rhoeas
Characteristics: Annual 50-60 cm
Seeds per packet: Appox 100
A mix of Shirley poppy, Flanders poppy, Peony poppy and Iceland poppy in many colours. Poppies are always more dramatic when planted in mass, a must for every spring garden. Self-sows freely.
Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in an open sunny position. Tolerant to poor sandy soils and is drought and frost resistant.
Tropical / Sub- tropical: Autumn to early winter.
Temperate: Late summer and autumn.
Cold: Late summer and early autumn.
Sow: 2-3mm deep, cover lightly and gently firm.
For best results sow directly into soil where they are to grow. If grown early indoors use a growing container that can be planted directly into the soil such as jiffy pots as seedlings do not like root disturbance.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 30cm
Flowering: 20 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.