Papaver orientale Plena May Queen is a stunning and white unusual poppy with large soft orange double flowers from drooping silvery buds. Vigorous and free flowering they are one of the first oriental poppies to flower in the spring. Height 70-80cm. They dislike saturated ground.
Sow Papaver orientale Plena May Queen seeds at any time, best with temperature of 15-20 degrees C. Sow seed thinly onto the surface of good quality seed raising mix and lightly sprinkle with grit or river sand. Perennial poppies need light to germinate (annual poppies need the dark) Keep moist but not wet. Seed should germinate in 10-30 days. Prick out each seedling as it becomes large enough to handle into 75mm pots, then plant out in garden once large enough.