Poppy - Welsh Meconopsis Cambrica Double
This is an exclusive and rare mix of silky pom-pom blooms in orange, red and yellow. The Welsh Poppy is a breezy perennial for dappled shade, blooming from mid-spring right through to autumn. Occasionally an odd single flower may also appear.
Sow seeds immediately on receipt on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays and cover with a very light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Seal container inside a polythene bag and keep at a temperature of between 15-20C, or place in a cold frame or sheltered position outdoors. After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination can take 1 to 3 months and may be erratic. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm pots or trays. Plant out once plants are well grown, 3cm apart. For best results, provide a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.