Poppy - Pearlessence
This poppy is a cross between Pandora poppy and Mother of Pearl poppy. Grower Bronwen Heinrich crossed the two and came up with this beautiful mix of shapes and colours. Flowers are pastel, dusty shades of white, pink, red, burgundy, peach and more and seem to go on blooming forever. There are singles, doubles and half doubles. Sow this poppy in a sunny spot in your garden and it will self-seed providing years of colour. Your garden will look like an artist’s canvas. Thanks Bronwen!
Days to maturity: 55-65 days
Bloom type: Annual
Direct seed poppies in late fall or early spring. Sprinkle seed lightly on the soil surface and cover with .6 cm of soil as they require darkness to germinate. Firm soil. Poppies do not transplant well so indoor seeding is not recommended. Thin to 15 cm apart when first true leaves appear to give plants room to develop. Allow seed pods to dry on the plant then cut and place upside down in a paper bag to collect the seeds. Dry seeds and store in a glass jar.