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Poppy 'Summer Fruits'

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

Hardy Annual

Dramatic peony-headed poppy in a kaleidoscope of colours. Poppies will bloom all summer long in borders and then reseed to appear again the following year. The ruffled nodding heads are irresistable to bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Plant in clumps for maximum impact.

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 (400 poppy seeds)

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    • £1.49 £0.99

Sow March to May. Sow 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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