Flanders Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) with their recognisable deep red, single flowers, a symbol of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, they make a stunning display when planted on mass. An annual, flowering the same year, preferring well drained soil and sunny position.
How To Grow:
Sprinkle seeds over soil, cover lightly, firm down gently and keep damp.
Or sow in seed boxes, transplanting when large enough to handle.
Thin as necessary, spacing 20cm apart.
Feed regularly and remove spent flower heads to encourage flowering. Protect from snails.
Pinch out the early buds to encourage good, strong clumps.
When To Plant: Late Summer and Autumn
Flowering: 20 weeks from sowing
Plant Height: 60cm
Quantity: 1500 seeds