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Poppy 'Ooh La La'

Papaver paeoniflorum, Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum (Paeoniiflorum group)

Hardy Annual

Once you see these exquisite, large 7-10cm (3-4in) fully double flower heads you will stand in astonishment at their outstanding range of bright clear colours as they stand proudly above glaucus green foliage. Easy to grow, ideal sown in drifts, adding colour and height to annual borders followed by large attractive seed heads.

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, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (500 poppy seeds)

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    • Despatch: Despatch within 24 hours
    • £2.99
Sow March-May 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.

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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