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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 nudicaule 'Artists Glory'

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Papaver nudicaule 'Artist's Glory'

Iceland Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers to grow with gorgeous open papery blooms. Artist's Glory Mixed seeds are a cost effective way of producing a lot of beautiful poppy plants for your garden. Flowers are large and all shades of apricot, orange, yellow, pink and cream and white. They are extremely hardy and will tolerate cold winters. Flowers are produced in late spring and early summer before the rest of the garden gets going so if you need some colour in your life this could be a great plant for you! Brilliant planted in drifts at the front of the border and makes a lovely cut flower too.

Genus Papaver nudicaule
Variety Artist's Glory Mixed
Plant Type Hardy Biennial
Height & Spread 40cm tall x 30cm spread
Sow Seeds Sow seeds in summer at 13°C-18°C for planting out in autumn. Seeds are tiny so do not cover them because they need light to germinate. Water trays from below to prevent the seeds being washed away. Alternatively Iceland Poppies can be treated as annuals and sown in March for planting out 8 to 10 weeks later when the soil has warmed up in May. Takes approx 100 - 120 days from seed to flower.
Thin/Plant Out Plant well established young plants into their flowering position from the end of August to the end of September. For extra early blooms grow undercover in a polytunnel or greenhouse. Allow sufficient space (30cm) for the young plants to grow and develop. During autumn and winter Papaver nudicaule produces a good root system and forms a large rosettes of foliage ready for flowering in late spring.
Conditions Required Papaver nudicaule will grow in most garden situations ranging from full sun to shade. These Iceland Poppies can survive cold winters but they don't perform well if it's baking hot in summer. The perfect spot has some dappled shade and some sunshine. They prefer moist but well drained soil.
Flower Production Papaver nudicaule flowers from May until July the year after an autumn sowing. Grow plenty because their early flowers fill the gap left after the Tulips have finished. Usually flowers are produced for a good two to three months or more.
Picking Pick in the cool of the early morning or evening when the buds are just starting to break open. Iceland Poppies are productive plants so harvest frequently to keep the blooms coming. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds to prolong vase life and place immediately in fresh clean water. They should then last 5 to 7 days as a cut flower.
Planting Combinations If you want a good show of early blooms and lots of flowers for cutting then plant lots of Iceland Poppies together in drifts.

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