Botanical Name: Papaver orientale Raspberry Queen
Common Name: Raspberry Oriental Poppy
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 250
Papaver orientale Raspberry Queen – Large crepe paper like, raspberry pink blooms with prominent black blotches around a central dark boss are produced in spring and again in autumn if cut back. Blooms are held well above neat mounds of hairy dark green deeply cut foliage, these are followed by very ornamental seed heads that are ideal for floral arrangements. Frost and dry hardy. Enjoys full sun and well drained soil. A Very hardy evergreen Perennial. 60cm x 50cm.
Sow papaver seeds at any time , best with temperature of 16 – 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.