Papaver somniferum ‘Sunlight Silk’ mix – (Poppy)


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This is a mixture of all of the beautiful , old fashioned poppies which would have been grown  in old cottage and monastery gardens many hundreds of years ago.  You will get doubles and a small percentage of singles in pinks , purples, mauves like the one in the picture , burgundy, reds and whites and many colours in between.


Sowing advice
 Sow seeds in early spring or autumn
Sow directly where they are to grow or grow in pots or trays
Direct :Scatter the seed sparingly onto prepared garden soil.
In pots or trays :sow onto moist seed raising mix
Both methods: Do not cover the seed. Poppy seeds need light for germination . Keep the soil moist but not soggy until the seeds are well on their way. 15 deg C is an ideal temp. Transplant the pot grown seedling carefully as their roots  do not like to be disturbed. For direct  sown seeds: Once the seedlings are 3cm tall thin them to stand 18  cm apart as they need space to grow well.

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Maximum Height

Approx 100 cm with flowers

Number of seeds in packet

approx 50