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LONG HEADED POPPY seeds (papaver dubium)

LONG HEADED POPPY seeds (papaver dubium)
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LONG HEADED POPPY seeds (papaver dubium)LONG HEADED POPPY seeds (papaver dubium)
LONG HEADED POPPY seeds (papaver dubium)LONG HEADED POPPY seeds (papaver dubium)

LONG HEADED POPPY seeds (papaver dubium)

  Our ref: ST70_1
  • type - annual
  • colour - Red
  • height - 25 to 50cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
  • Bee friendly plant
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despatched all year round.

RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

Long headed Poppy - papaver dubium is similar to the more familiar corn poppy but with paler petals and a seed capsule that is long rather than round. It can be found growing along roadsides, on waste ground and cultivated areas such as field margins. Long headed Poppies can be included in a garden flower border or cornfield meadow and are useful plants for attracting insects such as bees. The orangey red flowers appear in June and July and look best growing in full sun with other annuals such as Cornflowers, Corn Marigolds or Corn Chamomile which will give the plants some support.

How to grow Long headed Poppy Seeds
It is best to sow Long headed Poppy seeds in the autumn directly outside where the plants are to flower, and onto bare prepared soil. The seeds will benefit from the cold of winter and germinate the following spring. It is important not to sow Long headed Poppy seeds too deeply as they also require some light to trigger the germination. The soil should be disturbed every autumn if you wish to encourage Long headed Poppy to re-establish from their own seed. Unfortunately it is not possible to introduce poppies into meadows that already contain established meadow grass. The grass will only act as a barrier to the poppies and prevent their successful development.

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover more plants for Bees, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.


To buy Long headed Poppy seeds
To purchase Long headed Poppy seeds, please select a quantity above and click add to cart. To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. The recommended sowing rate is 1 gram per square metre, and the number of Long headed Poppy seeds per gram is approx. 9000. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.

Summary

type - annual,
colour - Red,
height - 25 to 50cms,
flowering months - June, July,
habitat - Bare, Open Ground (eg Arable field margins, disturbed, waste ground), TOXIC
Printed 13/12/2017 20:50:34
st70_1 type annual colour red height 25 to 50cms flowers june july habitat bare open ground eg arable field margins disturbed waste ground toxic rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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