Papaver orientale Allegro (Oriental Poppy) seeds
Unusual dwarf form of Oriental Poppy with large, papery flowers in deep orangey red with black centres. Stunning when planted en masse.
Flowers: June to July
Height: 45-60cm, Spread: 45-60cmcm
Position: Sun or semi shade in any soil
Packet of 50 seeds
Caution: Seeds harmful if eaten
RHS Plants for Pollinators.
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Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of year except early-mid summer. Sow onto a moist, free-draining seed compost in a plug tray or seed tray. Do not cover seed and propagate at 15 to 18C. Germination should begin to take place after about 7-10 days. When sowing in the summer, make sure the temperature does not rise above 20C as this may reduce the rate of germination.
Growing Instructions: Grow the seedlings on at 10C and until established. then pot up individually into 9cm pots or 3 plants into 1 litre pots. Maintain in pots and over winter as necessary in a cool, well-ventilated place. Plant out from May onwards.
Caution: Harmful if eaten.