Papaver Large 5" bright scarlet blooms make a stunning show in the garden, especially en masse. Fully double blossoms tightly packed with silky deeply fringed petals draw attention in much the way a cheerleader’s pompons do. Very floriferous from mid-August on. 2–3' tall. Annual. ①
5378 Scarlet Peony - Organic
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Annual. Sensuous luxurious flowers, about 2½–3' tall. Poppies make wondrous cutflowers: choose buds that have straightened up but not quite opened. Immediately sear the cut stem with a flame and put in water. Poppies open after several hours—an austere bouquet in the evening can become a riot of colors the next morning.
Culture: Need light to germinate. Sow outside in spring after frost or sow in fall for early blooms the following summer. Thin to 9–12". Like full sun. Will self sow. ~1,400 to 4,500 seeds/g.
All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.
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