Papaver Orientale 'Brilliant'
The classic Oriental Poppy, 'Brilliant' provides an exotic display of huge, black-centred, fiery scarlet-red blooms in late spring and early summer. Few flowers can equal these poppies for their simplicity of 'sow and forget'. Nearly all will flower in the first year from sowing, then the plants form a low clump of coarse, hairy leaves, and usually go dormant, disappearing completely by late summer to reappear the following year. A striking plant for the border.
Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.
Common name:Poppy, Oriental Poppy
Packet Content:200 (Approx)