PAPAVER SOMNIFERUM LACINIATUM RED
This remarkable subtype of the opium poppy has flowers which are highly double and deeply lobed, to the point of looking like a ruffled pompom. The added advantage of growing these lovely variants is that the flowers heads last much longer before the numerous petals fall.
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.
Common name:Opium poppy
Classification:Hardy biennial, Hardy annual