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Dark scarlet red feathered peony poppy seeds. Flowers have black eye in centre. Flowers are 8-10 cm across. This attractive annual has flowers in mid-summer. Flower stems are up to 80 cm tall.

They make a good display with flowers successively opening over several weeks in summer. They are useful cut flowers lasting several days in water if the stems are scalded or bruised.

The seed heads are attractive in the own right as they are large and round - around 2-4 cm across. They are used in dry flower arrangements.

Plant now for early summer flowering and to get them established early for good sized flowering plants.

They are in the papaver somniferum group but, to my knowledge, do not produce opiate.

It will self-seed and naturalise.

Seeds are fine, but relatively easy to grow given well drained sites that are periodically wetted and are open to the sun. Seeds germinated in autumn will flower the following summer.

You are bidding on a minimum of 100 seeds with growing instructions. Germinate in autumn, spring and summer outdoors.

I am willing to combine with other seed purchases for delivery. I recommend delivery by courier and can send any number of packets of seeds at the advertised shipping cost. Otherwise, you can choose delivery by NZ Post at your risk and up to 4 packets of seeds can fit in one envelope. I will not replace seeds lost in post. I do not sent seeds with consignments of live plants. Please click here to ask a question
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  • NZ Post; no claims for loss or damage$1.20
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  • Seller location: Porirua, Wellington, NZ

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