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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 rhoeas

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Papaver rhoeas Seeds

Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers to grow from seed with gorgeous open papery blooms. This is our native field poppy, once widely seen in cornfields all over the UK. Papaver rhoeas has single bright red flowers. Flowers are produced from June 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
Common Name Field Poppy, British Poppy
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 60cm 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 autumn August/September/October for bigger plants and 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 Papaver rhoeas 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 Papaver rhoeas with other Poppies in drifts.

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