Approximately 500 Seeds
'Violet Blush' with spectacular palm-sized blooms in a lovely light blushed, violet-pink colour. It is superb in the flower border and looks extra special when planted en mass.
These plants are perfect for gardeners in pursuit of an easy-to-grow flowering plant, they are showstoppers when they're in full bloom, the tallest are at eye level. With their spectacular blooms and strange seed pods, Peony poppies are one of the easiest ways to add a bit of architecture and a lot of dazzle to your garden.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: June to August
SOW: March to May / August to September (for flowers the following year)
CARE TIPS: Protect from slugs and snails. They will self-sow.
Sown in spring the plants will flower June to August. If sown in autumn they will flower from May onwards. Poppies have very sensitive root systems and do not transplant well at all. With care, they can be sown indoors and transplanted while young, but often better results are gained when seeds are simply sprinkled outdoors where they are to grow. The plants look best when sown, or planted in groups.
Whichever method you choose, the seeds are best sown very, very thinly. You can thin the seedlings out if they grow too close together, but it is not really possible to transplant them. The seeds need darkness to germinate and at temperatures of around 20°C (68°F) will germinate in less than two weeks.