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'Star of Persia [Persian White]'
Impressively germinated within one week, and fast to flower, late sowing and performed pretty well with it, growing between three to four feet in height, nice frilly pure white flowers, as frilly poppies go this is one of the finest.
APPROX. 300+ SEEDS
Poppies germinate best at cool temperatures between 10 C and 15 C degrees (50 F and 60 F degrees). They are not really frost tolerant so the best time to sow poppy seeds is autumn in frost free areas and spring in colder areas. If the seeds are to be germinated anywhere else from where they will be grown we recommend using biodegradable "coir" pots. Coir pots, which are made from coconut husks are an environmentally friendly alternative to peat based pots. Poppy plants are easy to grow but do not like to be transplanted.
Press the poppy seeds into the soil but do not cover and do not bury the seeds. Poppy seeds need some light to germinate. Keep soil moist but not wet. As long as the soil temperature is kept around 15 C (60 F) degrees the seeds will germinate in 2 – 3 weeks. The biodegradable pots can then be transplanted directly into its desired location without disturbing any of the plants' roots. After a few weeks growth some of your seedlings might start to flop about, don’t worry they will soon grow out of it.
Begin thinning the seedlings when they are 2 to 4 inches tall. Select the healthiest and strongest seedlings and cut down the surrounding seedlings to allow 1.5 to 2 feet between each plant or one seedling per container. (Note: pulling or uprooting the seedlings may disturb and harm the neighboring plant and its roots, it is sometimes better to simply snip them off with a pair of scissors.) If the plants are crowded there will grow tall and thin and the number and size of flower heads and pods harvested will be decreased.
A general purpose nutrient feeding will work fine for poppy plants. However, poppies can thrive on water alone. Providing adequate space for the plants will increase air circulation as well as help prevent any attacks from pests such as aphids. Poppies are rarely troubled by pests. If necessary, simply wash the pests off with a light to medium pressure spray or you may eliminate pests just by hand. In extreme circumstances apply an insecticidal soap to the branches and to both the upper and undersides of the leaves. Strong winds will rip your poppies to bits, so you will need to protect them from the worst of it.
The only other real poppy killer is mold, try to space your plants far enough apart to let the air ventilate through them.
All seeds have been tested for germination. (I believe that my seeds are true to name and are viable, but in accordance with the custom of the seed trade, I cannot accept any liability for the failure or resultant crop from them.)
Every order will receive a free packet of seeds as a thank you!
I have had to remove all listings of poisonous plants, which include the nightshade family, and monkshoods. All these plants and more are still available from my store:
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ORDERS MADE BETWEEN MARCH - MAY COULD BE DELAYED UP TO A WEEK. THIS IS A VERY BUSY TIME FOR ANYONE ONE IN THIS BUSINESS.
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I LIVE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM NOT THE USA, SO ORDERS WILL TAKE 2-4 WEEKS.
Due to customs issues I do not ship to Brazil!
SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK, I AM STOPPING THE REFUNDING OF LOST ITEMS TO THESE COUNTRIES!!!
IF YOU FAIL TO GERMINATE YOUR SEEDS PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BAD FEEDBACK, SEEDS ARE ALWAYS FRESH AND TESTED FOR VIABILITY BEFORE LISTING, SO I KNOW THAT THEY DO GERMINATE, IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE JUST ASK!!!
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK FOR SEEDS THAT HAVE BEEN LOST IN THE POST, THIS IS NOT MY FAULT AND COMPLETELY OUT OF MY CONTROL, SIMPLY LET ME KNOW AND I WILL HAPPILY RECTIFY THE PROBLEM!