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Papaver somniferum Red

Papaver Somniferum Red

Annual poppy with large bright red flowers with purple centres. The attractive dried pods are very useful in flower arranging. An excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other pollinating insects. Will self-seed.
Height: 60-90cm (2-3').

Sow outdoors from spring to early summer or in the autumn for flowering the next season. Prepare the ground well by raking to a fine tilth and sow 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart.
Thin out the young plants to 30cm (12in) apart when the seedlings are large enough to handle. They prefer a sunny site in ordinary well drained soil but will flourish in most sites and soils.

Price for 50 seeds: 1.50