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August is the month to sow Perennial Flowers that will perform year after year and Biennials for early flowers next year. You can also sow Hardy Annuals this month too.
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Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl'

SKU 00197
£1.95
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Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl' Seeds

Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers to grow from seed with gorgeous open papery blooms. Mother of Pearl has flowers in pastel shades ranging from palest pink, lilac and white to smoky plum and red flowers. Blooms are produced from late spring (end of May) to late summer (August). If you need some colour in your life this could be a great plant for you! Poppies are brilliant planted in drifts and makes a lovely cut flower too.

Genus Papaver rhoeas
Variety Mother of Pearl
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 60 cm tall x 20cm spread (2 feet tall x 8 inches)
Sow Seeds 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/Plant Out Thin seedlings to allow sufficient space (20cm) for the young plants to grow and develop.

Conditions Required Mother of Pearl 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.
Picking 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.
Planting Combinations If you want a good show of colourful blooms and plenty of flowers for cutting then sow Mother of Pearl with other Poppies in drifts.

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