PAPAVER COMMUTATUM 'LADYBIRD'
Large deep red flowers with black blotches on the bases of the petals, open at the ends of quite short hairy stems. Broadcast the seeds where needed in borders or it can it be grown as a rockery plant or alpine. (RHS AGM winner)
For best results, seeds are sown directly into the ground where required in the spring. Alternatively, sow in late winter/early spring in gentle warmth, 15-20 degrees C. Prick out into small 3 inch or 7 cm. pots and plant in final position when the plants are established.