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Poppy 'Cherry Glow'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

Hardy Annual

Like a giant version of the traditional field Poppy, this richly coloured annual is perfect for adding quick and easy colour to bedding and borders. Plus, the eye-catching scarlet petals fall away to reveal decorative seed heads, great for drying.

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, August, September
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (200 poppy seeds)

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    • Despatch: Despatch within 24 hours
    • £2.99
Sow March to May thinly in shallow drills 30cm (12 inches) apart in well cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth.Alternatively, sow late summer in 7.5cm (3 inch) pots in a cool greenhouse and then overwinter plants in cool, well lit conditions. Plant out the following spring after all risk of frost, 30cm (12 inches} apart.

Thin out seedlings to 30cm (12 inches) apart when large enough to handle.

Will grow in any well-drained soil in full sun.

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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