DOUBLE OPIUM POPPY MIX Papaver somniferum

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A collection of all colours of these deeply doubled flowers will gently self-seed if allowed, and return each year. Grow in drifts for colour impact and use the dried seed heads in autumn flower arrangements.

Type: Annual, blooms first year from seed

Height: 1.2m, 47"

Location: Sun or part shade

Note: Ornamental use only. These seeds and/or plants are poisonous.

Seeds per pack: 10

Germination: Ideally, these seeds are planted outdoors in very early spring (while temperatures are still cool out), in the location that they are to be grown. If you live in a warm climate, these seeds can be started in the fall or winter, cool temperatures are the key. Lightly rake the soil until it is broken-up and 'fluffy', and then scatter the seeds on the soil. Water the seeds in, but do not try to bury them, or they will likely be too deep. Be sure that the soil is consistently moist while they germinate and while they are tiny. The seeds will wait for 'warming' temperatures before they germinate, though the cold temperatures beforehand is imperative before they grow.

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