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Papaver orientale 'Fruit Punch' ™

Papaver orientale 'Fruit Punch' ™
Papaver orientale 'Fruit Punch' ™
Short code: 4249
Height: 75cm/30"
Description: The enchanting large weather resistant 12cm (5 inch) silky, ruffled blooms, will not flop and stand above strong, dark green clumps of foliage. Fruit Punch comes in a range of captivating shades including vibrant reds, hot pinks, bright oranges and the often elusive plum shades normally only found in Patty's Plum, with each bloom hosting a distinctive deep black centre.
Final garden height: 60cm (24 inches). Common name: Poppy
Sowing/Growing information
Sowing Sow from May to July for flowering plants in June the following year or sow in January for a late flowering crop in July/August. Using a 286 plug tray or slightly larger sized unit, sow on to the surface of a moist well drained seed sowing compost lightly cover the seed with vermiculite and propagate at 15 to 18C. Germination should take place after 2 weeks.
Growing Grow on the seedlings in a lightly shaded area until they are established and fill the tray. Pot on in late August - September in to 1 litre pots or put 3 plugs in to 2 or 3 litre pots. Over winter in a well ventilated unheated glasshouse or tunnel for sales the following March / April or for flowering plants ready to sell in early May to June.
Flowering Period July to September
Hardiness Hardy Perennial
Cropping 14-21
Zone us 4,5,6,7,8,9
Classification
Product Seeds
Genus Papaver
Variety Fruit Punch
Groups
Caution Harmful if eaten
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