Approximately 500 Seeds
An array of pretty shades, which all have metallic-blue undertones. The flowers of this field poppy appear like luminous butterfly wings on top of slender stems. Long after the last petal has fluttered away, the seed-heads will continue to add a decorative touch to the border.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: June to August
SOW OUTDOORS: April to May / August to September (for flowers the following year)
CARE TIPS: Protect from slugs and snails. They will self-sow.
They tend to resent root disturbance, so sow shallowly, directly into a well prepared bed in spring and water well. As the seedlings develop, thin them out to 30cm intervals keeping just the healthiest and most robust plants. When watering, give the plants a really thorough soak when the soil gets dry, rather than a little water every day. Dead-heading will prolong the flowering period, but at the end of the season you should let some seed heads to develop for next years crop.