This seed has been collected from from garden-grown plants of the true form of this rare blue poppy. Large saucer flowers in deepest blue arise on thick, strong stems. Quite perennial when it is happy in slightly acidic, organic soil, it is one of the classic blue flowers, always a challenge to grow to perfection.
Seed should be sown in peaty compost and covered very thinly in a cool, moist spot. Germination is always very slow and erratic so be very patient and do not apply heat. Seedlings should be grown on in small pots in a cool shady place until the pot fills with roots, before planting out in organic, moist soil.
Common name:Blue Poppy