• Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Papaver rhoeas 'Pandora'


Perfect for pollinators
approx 500 seeds £2.99
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  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: Hardy annual

  • The flowers of this extraordinary field poppy vary in colour from deep burgundy to rose red - and many of the petals are shot through with silvery white. An easy to grow and free-flowering annual, it's a treat for the front of a sunny border, prairie or wildlife garden.

  • Garden care:
    These poppies tend to resent root disturbance, so plant or sow them in situ. If you don't want them to self-seed, then remove the spent flowerheads after the petals fall. If however you'd like another batch of self-sown seedlings in subsequent years, leave the seedheads intact, and when the seed has ripened, give them a gentle shake to spread their contents. When watering, avoid the 'little and often' approach, but when the soil becomes dry, water thoroughly so it can really soak in.

  • Sowing instructions:
    Sow shallowly, directly into a well prepared bed in spring, or (for an earlier display the following year) late summer to early autumn. Water well and as the seedlings appear, thin them out to 30cm intervals keeping just the healthiest and most robust ones to develop.

  • Sow: March to May or August to September

  • Approximate quantity: 500 seeds
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