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Papaver commutatum

Description

A distinctive low-growing poppy in a bright fire-engine red with a conspicuous black spot on each petal. Ideal as a rock garden or alpine plant as well as for borders.

Harvesting seed

Wait until the seed pod turns brown on the plant and the stalks turn yellow. When openings appear below the crown of the pod cut the pods and place face down in a paper bag to dry for about 3 weeks.

Once dry, pick up the stems and tap onto the sides of a bowl to release the seeds.

Store in an airtight container.

 


Additional Info

Height
31-40cm
Spread
Colour
Red
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Annual
Seed viability
10 years
Nominal value
0.2 pence/seed