Poppy - Candy Floss
This is a gorgeous lilac selection, with large, 7-10cm, fully double flower heads, standing proudly above glaucous foliage, followed by large, attractive seed heads. It is best sown in large drifts, as an easy to grow annual border filler, adding height and interest.
Sow seeds outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones. Sow thinly onto the surface of the soil and lightly rake in. When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 15-30cm apart. Removing spent flower heads will encourage further blooming.
CAUTION: All poppies are poisonous. However, the SEEDS produced by this specific variety can be eaten and make a great topping for bread, and are an essential ingredient for lemon and poppy seed muffins.