HELLO, I WILL BE AWAY FROM THE 27TH NOVEMBER TO THE 4 DECEMBER. ALL ORDERS FROM THIS PEROID WILL BE POSTED ON THE 4-5 DECEMBER.Papaver rhoeas ‘Corn Poppy’
[Ex. Gloucestershire, ENGLAND]
Papaveraceae: annual growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in), hardy to zone 5, red flowers are produced, sometimes in very large number from June to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. A common weed of cultivated land and waste places, avoiding acid soils, becoming far less frequent on cultivated land due to modern agricultural practices, native range includes Europe, including Britain, from Scandinavia south and east to North Africa and temperate Asia.
The flowers of corn poppy have a long history of medicinal usage, especially for ailments in the elderly and children, chiefly employed as a mild pain reliever and as a treatment for irritable coughs, it also helps to reduce nervous over-activity, unlike the related opium poppy (P. somniferum) it is non-addictive. The seeds are used as a flavouring in cakes, bread, fruit salad, a syrup can be prepared from the scarlet flower petals, it is used in soups, gruels etc., also a red dye from the petals is used as a food flavouring, especially in wine.
Surface sow seeds in spring or autumn in situ.
APPROX. 1000+ SEEDS 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:
ORDERS MAY BE DELAYED TWO OR THREE DAYS DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS, SO PLEASE BE PATIENT!
ORDERS MADE BETWEEN MARCH - MAY COULD BE DELAYED UP TO A WEEK. THIS IS A VERY BUSY TIME FOR ANYONE ONE IN THIS BUSINESS.
IF YOU ARE THE IMPATIENT TYPE PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE!
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!