Papaver orientale Pizzicato (Oriental Poppy) seeds
Superb gold medal winning variety! Pizzicato is a semi-dwarf poppy and as such better able to stay upright even in windy gardens. A prolific flowerer, each plant can have as many as twenty stems bearing huge flowers in various shades of red, orange, salmon, mauve, pink and white each with the characteristic black blob in the centre. As an added bonus, makes an excellent cutflower.
Packet of 50 seeds
Caution: Seeds harmful if eaten
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.