Cut Flower Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Field Poppies makes a lovely swathe of papery blood red flowers that makes one imagine days of old fashioned country meadows.
Field Poppy (also known as Flanders Poppy, Corn Poppy or Papaver rhoeas) are great for the garden, in a pot and make a lovely cut flower that although only lasts 3-4 days in a vase is so worth using in floral arrangements for its beautiful bright red colour.
Field Poppies makes a lovely swathe of papery blood red flowers that makes one imagine days of old fashioned country meadows. They grow to a height of between 30-60cm tall on a strong sturdy but very hairy architectural stem. The poppies produce gorgeous seed heads that are lovely dried for flower arrangements.
Field Poppy is an annual flower that will readily self seed, so deadhead regularly to prevent going to seed and to encourage further flowering.
Field Poppies look set to be the flower of 2014 as this year marks the centenary of the beginning of World War I. The Poppy has become symbol of remembrance for those who have lost their lives or been injured in battle and was immortalised in the 1915 poem 'In Flanders Field' by Major John McCrae, where fields of bright red poppies were the only thing to grow on the bloody battlefields.
|Thank you to everyone who supported our 2014 Poppy Seed campaign, commemorating 100 years since the start of World War I. Together we raised £1,441 for The Royal British Legion from the sale of Field Poppy seeds.
Field Poppy Seeds Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx. 2000 seeds per pack.|
|When to Sow:||March to May or September to October|
|Site Conditions:||Sunny, most but prefers well drained soil|
|How to Sow:||Direct sow seed onto soil surface and lightly rake in. Tamp down the soil gently and water carefully. If seedlings too close remove the weaker seedling.|
|Care:||Remove seed heads to ensure further flowering, unless want to retain and dry the poppy seed heads.|
|Flowers:||June to August|
When to Sow Field Poppy Seeds
All orders are usually dispatched the next working working day and are delivered either via Royal Mail 2nd Class Delivery (3-5 working day service) or 48 Hour Parcel Courier (depending on size and weight). These delivery times shown are to be used as a guide and are not guaranteed.
Please note, we are unable to deliver seeds to countries outside the UK and Ireland.
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