PAPAVER RUPIFRAGUM 'ORANGE FEATHERS'
This sumptuous, many-stemmed, double-flowered, long-lived perennial, bears an endless succession of frilly, many-petalled terracotta-orange flowers. Botanically this is Papaver rupifragum 'Flore Pleno', but we feel "Orange Feathers" is less of a mouthful!
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Papaver rupifragum 'Flore Pleno'