Papaver pilosum ssp spicatum seeds

$4.10

A very beautiful, rare poppy with crinkled apricot orange flowers on long strong stems.

Description

This pretty perennial poppy has large somewhat floppy, crinkled, soft orange-apricot flowers. It is different from other poppies in that it flowers along the length of its stem and the flowers, which are often 12 to a stem, open from the topmost one first. It is as pretty in the bud as it is in flower. The stems, leaves and buds are covered with a fine grey-green hairy felt . The flowers are borne in late spring and summer.
It is a rare poppy which originates from south-western Turkey.

Sowing advice
Sow onto the surface of cell pots or trays. Do not cover with soil. Keep at 20 deg. C. It should germinate in less than 2 weeks. It resents root disturbance so care should be taken when moving from pots. 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

Family

Papaveraceae

Maximum Height

45 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 40