Papaver laciniatum ‘Lilac Pom Pom’
LILAC POM POM FEATHER POPPY
Papaver laciniatum ‘Lilac Pom Pom’ is a perfect swirl of fluffy feathers and frills, in delicate lilac pink.
So it is breathtakingly lovely when the large heads bloom as globes of fluff in spring-early summer. And it is so easy to see why they are called Feather Flowers.
Papaver laciniatum are very reliable self-seeding annuals.
So you can look forward to them as a treat every year.
Wonderfully rewarding for no work
They are wonderfully rewarding for no work at all.
So the only thing to do is to pull out the spent flower stalks after the blooming season.
If you would like more gorgeous ‘Lilac Pom Poms’ for next year, just leave a few fat seed pods to dry on the stalks, and they will happily scatter their progeny for next season.
Or you can cut some seed pods as they open, and pop them into a brown paper bag to drop their seeds. And then you can scatter seed in new places, or share with friends.
Some low tech gardeners even just pull out the spent stalks with pods intact, and lay them on the ground as a mulch, wherever they want ‘Lilac Pom Poms’ next year.
Super cut flowers
And both the fresh flowers and the dried seed pods make super cut flowers for a florist’s vase.
Plant Papaver laciniatum ‘Lilac Pom Pom’ in Full Sun.
Feather Poppies are water-wise, and well adapted to happily return each year in places with hot and dry summers.
Satisfyingly Quick & Easy from seed
And they are very satisfyingly quick & easy to grow from seed.
As they are perfect candidates for just scattering seeds in the garden where you want them to grow.
If you are starting the seeds indoors, for early flowers and highest rate of germination – then make sure you sow the seed in deeper pots. Because Feather Poppies grow long tap roots and resent being disturbed. So sow your seeds into deep pots, and then plant the seedlings out in the garden by the pot full (don’t worry they germinate in lush abundance).
70cm H x 30cm W.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow seeds at any time in punnets indoors / or sow in garden in autumn or spring.
Sow Feather Poppy seed thinly onto the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then press the seeds gently into surface of the mix, but do not cover with mix.
Because Papaver laciniatum ‘Lilac Pom Pom’ seeds need light to germinate.
Continue to keep moist but not wet in a well-lit position.
Temperatures of 18-22°C are optimum for rapid germination.
Seeds germinates in 7-21 days approx.
SEED COUNT: 250 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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