Red Peony Poppy seedsThe Wildacre
Loch Street, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia
This packet contains 200+ seeds that were harvested in the summer of 20-21.
This variety of Papaver paeoniflorum, or peony poppy, is a large ruffled scarlet red spring-flowering poppy with grey-green foliage that gives way to beautiful seed heads in the summer. Growing to approximately 100cm in height, this annual makes a striking addition to any garden, additionally the dried seed heads may be gathered for dried arrangements. Highly attractive to pollinators, this poppy readily self seeds in the garden.
Poppy seed should be sown directly where they are to be grown in the autumn for flowering in the spring. The seeds need light to germinate so should not be covered when planting. Thin plants to 20cm spacing once they have germinated. For use as a fresh cut flower the cut ends of the stems should be seared with a flame before being placed in water.
All our seed is open-pollinated and grown on our small and unruly plot in Central Victoria, Australia.
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