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Poppy 'Pink Fizz'

Papaver somniferum (Laciniatum Group), Opium Poppy

Hardy Annual

The elegant two-tone, pink bicolour blooms of Poppy 'Pink Fizz' sit atop tall stems of silver foliage that sway gently in the breeze. As summer progresses, the irregular and finely slashed 'lacinate' petals give way to green-blue seed pods that make a useful addition to dried flower arrangements. Direct sow this undemanding hardy annual to fill gaps in wildlife gardens and cottage garden planting schemes. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May, September
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (500 poppy seeds)

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    • £1.99
Direct sow Poppy seeds outdoors where they are to grow in spring or autumn. Choose a position in full sun on fertile, well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, just below the soil surface. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes 7 - 14 days. When Poppy seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 30cm (12") apart.
Feed and water poppy plants frequently throughout the summer. Opium Poppies self seed freely. Deadhead faded poppy flowers if seedlings are not required. 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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