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Papaver 'Amazing Grey'
Papaver 'Amazing Grey' Seeds
Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers to grow from seed with gorgeous open papery blooms. Amazing Grey Poppies have double and single flowers in pastel shades of lilac/grey and inky purple. Flowers are produced from late spring (end of May) to late summer (August). Poppies are brilliant planted in drifts and make a lovely cut flower too.
Height & Spread
60cm tall x 20cm spread (2 feet tall x 8 inches)
Sow direct in succession from spring to early summer. Poppies dislike root disturbance so it's best to sow where you want them to flower. Seeds are tiny so do not cover them because they need light to germinate. Take care when watering to prevent the seeds being washed away. Alternatively sow in August or September for slightly earlier flowers next year.
Thin seedlings to allow sufficient space (30cm) for the young plants to grow and develop.
Amazing Grey Poppies will grow in most garden situations ranging from full sun to dappled shade. They prefer moist but well drained soil. Protect from slugs and snails because they love Poppies.
Flowers produced in 10 -12 weeks from a spring sowing. Grow plenty and sow in succession for lots of blooms.
Pick in the cool of the early morning or evening when the buds are just starting to break open. Poppies last just a couple of days in a vase but they are productive plants so harvest frequently to keep the blooms coming. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds to prolong vase life and place immediately in fresh clean water.
If you want a good show of colourful blooms and plenty of flowers for cutting then sow Amazing Grey Poppies with Shirley Poppies and other Poppies in drifts.