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PRICKLY POPPY seeds (papaver argemone)

PRICKLY POPPY seeds (papaver argemone)
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PRICKLY POPPY seeds (papaver argemone)PRICKLY POPPY seeds (papaver argemone)
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PRICKLY POPPY seeds (papaver argemone)PRICKLY POPPY seeds (papaver argemone)
PRICKLY POPPY seeds (papaver argemone)PRICKLY POPPY seeds (papaver argemone)

PRICKLY POPPY seeds (papaver argemone)

  Our ref: ST123_1
  • type - annual
  • colour - Red
  • height - 25 to 50cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
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Prickly Poppy - papaver argemone is similar to the more familiar corn poppy but has seed heads that are covered with tiny bristles. It can be found growing in cultivated areas such as field margins. Prickly Poppy can be included in a garden flower border or cornfield meadow. The 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. They also blend well with other varieties of Poppy such as, Yellow horned Poppy, Welsh Poppy, Corn Poppy and Long headed Poppy. Alternative names for Prickly Poppy are Prickly headed Poppy, Rough Poppy, Rough headed Poppy, and Long-roughed-headed Poppy. There is also a very similar species with a shorter seed capsule, papaver hybridum, sometimes referred to as Round rough headed poppy.

How to grow Prickly Poppy Seeds
It is best to sow Prickly 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 Prickly 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 Prickly 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.

To buy Prickly Poppy seeds
To purchase Prickly 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 Prickly Poppy seeds per gram is approx. 9000. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.


type - annual,
colour - Red,
height - 25 to 50cms,
flowering months - June, July,
habitat - Bare, Open Ground (eg Arable field margins, disturbed, waste ground
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st123_1 type annual colour red height 25 to 50cms flowers june july habitat bare open ground eg arable field margins disturbed waste ground
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