Papaver orientale ‘Beauty of Livermere’ – Deep, oxblood-red blooms with a dark eye surrounded by black splotches from late spring through to early summer. Its petals have a crepe-like appearance and a satiny texture. Each flower can measure 10 to 12cms accross.
Sow Papaver orientale ‘Beauty of Livermere’ 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 once each seedling becomes large enough to handle into 75mm pots, then plant out in garden once large enough.