Papaver orientale ‘Brilliant Red’ seeds-(Oriental Poppy)

$4.00

A wonderful bright scarlet red flowered poppy with striking black centres. It is a good cut flower if picked when the bud is just about to burst into flower.

Sowing advice
Can be sown at any time.Sow in cell pots or trays in moist well drained seed raising mix, or direct where they are to grow. Sow onto the surface of cell pots or trays. Press into soil, but not cover with soil. Keep at 20 deg. C. It should germinate in 2-3 weeks. It resents root disturbance. Small amounts of seeds sown in cell pots make transplanting easier. Be careful not to disturb roots too much when pricking out seedlings from trays..

Description

This poppy has large scarlet-red satin sheened flowers with a black eye in the centre. It makes a very bold statement in the garden , and will appeal to all of those who love bright spring flower displays after the winter.

Sowing advice
Can be sown at any time. Sow in cell pots or trays in moist well drained seed raising mix, or direct where they are to grow. Sow onto the surface of cell pots or trays. Press into soil, but not cover with soil as they need light to germinate. Keep at 20 deg. C. It should germinate in 2-3 weeks. It resents root disturbance. Small amounts of seeds sown in cell pots make transplanting easier. Be careful not to disturb roots too much when pricking out seedlings from trays..

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Oriental Poppy

Family

Papaveraceae

Maximum Height

approx 80 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 50