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Poppy 'Peony Flowered Mixed' (Paeoniiflorum group)

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

Hardy Annual

Up to 4in double blooms, grey-green leaves and large seed pods for winter decoration.


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, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, August, September
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (1500 poppy seeds)

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    • Despatch: Despatch within 24 hours
    • £0.99

Sow March to April or August to September for overwintering. Optimum Germination Temperature: 60-65F (15-18C). Sowing Depth: 1/16 Inch (1.5mm). Seed should be sown outdoors where it is to flower in spring or autumn and thinned out to 12in (30cm) apart.

Space the plants 30cm (12in) apart in full sun in ordinary garden soil.

Caution: harmful if eaten.

 

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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