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Papaver paeoniflorum Scarlet Oase (Peony Poppy) seeds

Papaver paeoniflorum Scarlet Oase (Peony Poppy) seeds

£1.65

Beautiful annual Poppy with bright scarlet, fully double, pom-pom like flowers followed by highly decorative seedpods perfect for crafting and dried flower arrangements.  Very easy to grow indoors or out.

Hardy Annual
Flowers: June - August
Height: 60-90cm
Position: Sun in well-drained soil.

Packet of 200 seeds

 


GROWING GUIDE

When to Sow: Sow February to April, or August to September.

Sowing:

Outdoors: Scatter the seed on well raked soil, rake in lightly and water.  If sowing in rows, leave 20cm between rows. Germination varies with the time of year and conditions, but generally takes from 10-30 days.

Indoors:  Sow on the surface of moist compost and cover lightly with a fine sprinkling of compost, vermiculite or perlite.  Keep at 15-18C. Germination takes 10-30 days.

Growing: When the seedlings are large enough to handle, thin to or plant 20cm apart.  To prolong flowering and prevent self seeding, remove the seedheads just as the petals start to fall.  Otherwise, when flowering has finished in autumn, remove the dead plants, shake well to scatter the seed and rake the area lightly.

  


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