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  • field poppy
  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Papaver rhoeas

field poppy

Perfect for pollinators £2.49
Pot size approx 2000 seeds
approx 2000 seeds
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, preferably poor soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Once a common sight in cornfields, this brilliant red field poppy is perfect for a sunny wildflower garden or meadow, where it will self-seed freely. Profits from these seeds are used to protect existing wildflower areas and develop new sites where wildflowers can grow. In folklore field poppies were believed to cause thunderstorms.

  • Garden care: When sowing seeds do not use a fertiliser since wildflowers prefer poor soils. In autumn after flowering cut the faded flower-heads down to the ground and compost the dead stems.

  • Sow: March-May or September-October

  • Flowering: August-September or May-July

  • Approximate quantity: 2000 seeds.

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