Large single and semi-double flowers, some with frilled edges, in colours of salmon, rose-pink and red. Mix with other plantings to create a delicate cottage garden effect.

Features

  • Annual
  • Plant in clumps
  • Easy to grow

Product details

How

Sow direct where they are to grow as these plants do not transplant well. Scatter seed thinly over soil and barely cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and water with a fine mist spray. Thin crowded seedlings after germination.

Care

Choose a well drained position in full sun but sheltered from the wind. Add compost and Yates Blood & Bone before planting and fertilise regularly with Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint

Pinch out early buds until the plants have formed good clumps. Remove spent flowers to promote further blooming. Water at base of plant to avoid disease.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED

Position Full sun
Plant space 20-30cm
Sow depth 3mm
Plant height 60cm
Germination 10-14 days
Germination (days) 12
Flowering 20 weeks
Flowering (days) 140
Botanical name Papaver rhoeas
Plant variety Shirley Mixed
Suitable for Pots and garden beds

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