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Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl'

Papaver rhoeas


Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers to grow from seed with gorgeous open papery blooms. Mother of Pearl has flowers in pastel shades ranging from palest pink, lilac and white to smoky plum and red flowers. Blooms are produced from late spring  to late summer . If you need some colour in your life this could be a great plant for you! Poppies are brilliant planted in drifts and makes a lovely cut flower too.These easy-to-grow and irresistible flowers are the perfect way to welcome the joys of spring.


Season: Hardy Annual
Height: 24-36”
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 55-65 days
Plant spacing: 8"
Approx seeds per packet: 100


How to Grow:

Sow direct in succession from spring to early summer. Poppies dislike root disturbance so it's best to sow where you want them to flower. Seeds are tiny so do not cover them because they need light to germinate. Take care when watering to prevent the seeds being washed away. Alternatively sow in September or October for slightly earlier flowers next year.


Thin seedlings to allow sufficient space (30cm) for the young plants to grow and develop.Conditions RequiredAngels Choir will grow in most garden situations ranging from full sun to dappled shade. They prefer moist but well drained soil. Protect from slugs and snails because they love Poppies.

Flowers produced in 10 -12 weeks from a spring sowing. Grow plenty and sow in succession for lots of blooms.


Harvesting/Vase Life:Pick in the cool of the early morning or evening when the buds are just starting to break open. Poppies last just a couple of days in a vase but they are productive plants so harvest frequently to keep the blooms coming. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds to prolong vase life and place immediately in fresh clean water.


Vase Life :

With a proper care and handling 3-4 days

Shirley Poppy ‘Mother of Pearl’

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