Poppy 'Coral Reef'
Coral Reef Poppy Seeds - Perennial Poppy in pinky coral shades.
Minimum 20 seeds
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Poppies are often overlooked in the cut flower garden, but I absolutely think they have a place. Delicate tissue paper coloured petals in the most ethereal of colours, the simple beauty of a vase full of poppies is a sight not to missed.
Coral Reef is a perennial poppy,hoorah! low maintenace easy to grow poppy that will reward you year after year (another reason to love perennials).
How to make these beauties grow
Sow: Autumn or direct sow in spring. Do not sow in grass, it will not germinate.
How: Surface sow and lightly cover with vermiculite. Poppies despise their roots being disturbed, if not direct sowing, soil blocking is an absolute must.
Days to maturity: 120-365
Pick: Just when buds are just showing colour at bud burst. Sear ends in boiling water for 20 seconds after harvesting.
Notes From The Garden
Autumn sown plants will flower in their first year.
Perennial poppy - will form substantial sized plants within 3 years.
Seedlings always look spindly and pathetic - trust in nature, they always toughen up. Just don't handle them.
To harvest seed - wait until the pod is fully dried and the top has opened.
Photo: Barrhill Blooms