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Poppy 'Red Pom Poms'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

Hardy Annual

Attractive bright red, double pom pom flowers stand above sturdy stems of blue-green foliage. Adds a vibrant display to borders, calling out for attention. Height: 60-90cm (24-36 inches).


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 (100 poppy seeds)

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    • £0.99

Sow seeds March to April, thinly, 3mm (1/8in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart in well-cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods. Can also be sown outdoors in August to September for early summer flowering next year.

When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart.

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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