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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too. In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
Hurray! It’s summer! Now is the time for preparing for next year and sowing Hardy Biennials for spring flowers. You can sow also carry on sowing seeds directly where you want them to flower. Please Note: Seed orders are dispatched as you order (usually same day or next day) and you will receive them within a couple of days.

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird'

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Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' Seeds

Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers to grow from seed with gorgeous open papery blooms. Ladybird is one of the shorter poppies growing to 45cm/18 inches tall. What it lacks in stature it makes up in flower power.

Ladybird Poppies have large blooms with bright red petals marked with distinctive black spots just like a Ladybird. Flowers are produced from June to late summer (August). It's so easy to grow, just scatter the tiny seeds onto a patch of bare soil and they will grow. If you need some colour in your life this could be a great plant for you! Poppies are brilliant planted in drifts to make an impact.

Genus Papaver commutatum
Variety Ladybird
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 45cm tall x 20cm spread (18inches tall x 8 inches wide)
Sow Seeds Sow direct in spring. Dislikes root disturbance so it's best to sow where you want these poppies 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/Plant Out Thin seedlings to allow sufficient space (20cm) for the young plants to grow and develop.

Conditions Required Ladybird 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.
Flower Production Flowers produced in 10 -12 weeks from a spring sowing. Grow plenty and sow in succession for lots of blooms right through until the end of summer.
Picking Pick in the cool of the early morning or evening when the buds are just starting to break open. Poppies last just a few 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.
Planting Combinations If you want a good show of colourful blooms and plenty of flowers for cutting then sow Ladybird Poppies with other Poppies in drifts.

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