Poppy Cherry Glow - The Pavilion
Poppy Cherry Glow - The Pavilion

Poppy Cherry Glow

AIT08522

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Like a giant version of the traditional field Poppy, this richly coloured annual is perfect for adding quick and easy colour to bedding and borders. Plus, the eye-catching scarlet petals fall away to reveal decorative seed heads, great for drying.

Culinary note: All poppies are poisonous. However the seeds produced from Papaver somniferum and Papaver paeoniflorum can be eaten and are used for adding extra flavour, crunch and bite to breads and cakes. The seeds of other poppy species are not edible. 

Sowing

Sow March to May thinly in shallow drills 30cm (12 inches) apart in well cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth.Alternatively, sow late summer in 7.5cm (3 inch) pots in a cool greenhouse and then overwinter plants in cool, well lit conditions. Plant out the following spring after all risk of frost, 30cm (12 inches} apart.

Thin out seedlings to 30cm (12 inches) apart when large enough to handle.

More Info

Will grow in any well-drained soil in full sun.