Papaver nudicaule

Iceland Poppy

R60.00

The seemingly fragile plants of this poppy variety is a strong and robust grower once it gets started and blooms for many weeks on end. A firm favourite for any spring garden.

 

100 seeds per packet.

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Flower type:Disk
Life cycle:Hardy Annual
Climate:Plants thrive in cold winters, and can withstand frost.
Sowing guide:Direct sow not recommended. Sow in trays in March to April and transplant after 8 weeks.
Germination guide:5-10 days @ 15-18 C. Cover seed with a thin dusting of sand or vermiculite. Water the tray from the bottom, seeds will wash away if watering from above.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:20-30 cm apart
Pinch:No
Flowering time:September to October.
Final height:30 - 50 cm

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest at cracking bud stage. Stems must be seared or singed to prolong vase life. Flame or dip the bottom 5cm of the stems in boiling water. Then transfer to fresh water immediately. Regular harvesting is required to promote continuous flowering.

Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!