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Poppy Collection
(Papaver 6 x 10.5cm Plants)

£25.00

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Great for wildlife
June - August
100cm x 50cm
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy

Our Poppy Collection of 6 plants is a cherished addition to our nursery beds for several reasons. We adore watching the numerous insect visitors indulging in the feast provided by the large flowers on their fuzzy, slender stems. These striking Poppies thrive in sunny spots in the middle to the back of a border, adding a vibrant splash of colour to any garden. Their seed heads offer a seasonal snack for birds in Autumn, enhancing the garden’s ecological diversity.

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Flower Colour
Fully Grown Size
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RHS Plants For Pollinators
RHS Garden Merit Award
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Description

Our Poppy Collection of 6 x 10.5cm plants is popular choice within our range due to the impactful nature this bundle of perennials has on your garden design, boasting striking oriental Poppies that unfurl in a dramatic fashion, your garden borders will come alive. With brilliantly vivid blooms and velvety black centres, these marvels stand tall on sturdy stems, reaching up to 90cm in height, creating a stunning focal point in the middle to the back of your borders. Fast-growing and enchanting, they rise to prominence in early Summer, offering an enhanced design vibe and contributes to any garden design. Selected for their breath-taking impact, this collection adds intense colour and texture to your garden. The mid-green leaves provide a textured backdrop, enhancing the overall visual appeal. Recognised with the RHS Plants for Pollinators award, these Poppies support various pollinating insects and birds, making them not only visually beautiful but also environmentally friendly too. While short-lived, their ability to self-seed offers a fascinating natural process, allowing them to transition along borders if desired. Whether enhancing wildflower meadows, gracing cottage gardens, or adding vibrancy to urban landscapes, Poppy's remain a firm favourite.  

Planting Conditions

When planting the Papaver consider key factors for optimal growth. Choose well-drained soil in a sunny location, providing a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight daily. Maintain adequate spacing of 12-18 inches between plants to allow proper air circulation. Optimal planting times are in early Spring or Autumn for successful establishment, avoiding planting in frosts. These factors contribute to the health and vigour, ensuring a robust display of classic poppy blooms in your garden. Following these planting conditions provides a solid foundation for the perennial's growth and overall performance in your outdoor space.

Watering & Feeding

To maintain Papaver's, adopt an 'easy-care' approach to watering and feeding. Keep the soil consistently moist but avoid waterlogging, especially during dry spells. This perennial doesn't demand excessive watering, making moderation key. As for feeding, Poppy's are relatively undemanding. A balanced, slow-release fertiliser applied in early Spring provides sufficient nutrients for healthy growth. However, avoid over-fertilising to prevent excessive lushness. With careful attention to watering and modest feeding, these poppy varieties will reward you with their vibrantly dramatic blooms, showcasing their natural beauty without any overwhelming maintenance.

General Care

Caring for Poppy's are straightforward. Regular deadheading with the removal of spent blooms, encourages continuous flowering and maintains a tidy appearance. We suggest cutting back hard after flowering to promote a second flush of flowers. Monitor for potential pests and diseases, addressing any signs promptly to preserve the plant's health. Adequate spacing of 12-18 inches promotes good air circulation and reduces the risk of fungal issues. These perennials generally requires minimal care beyond these considerations, allowing you to enjoy their classic poppy blooms with ease. With straightforward care measures, Papaver's stand as a resilient and dramatic addition to your garden, bringing a timeless elegance to your outdoor space.