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SKU
b173

COMMON POPPY

b173 (Papaver rhoeas)

Papaver rhoeas, annual, if sown in autumn biennial and flowering the next summer, with large bright red poppy flowers. Will reach approx. 50-60 cm in height. Cut flowers best at budding stage.

Lifespan: annual
Comment: somewhat resistant to slug damage, good for pollinators
Positive for pollinators: yes

Sowing calendar

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Explanations

Bee-friendly: This plant has a good nectar or pollen supply, which is especially good for honey and wild bees, as well as other pollinating insects. There are 500 different kinds of wild bees alone. Some crops are best approached by specialists, others by generalists.