Poppy Lauren's Grape

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  • Also known as Florist Poppies
  • Extraordinary plum purple flowers
  • As annuals, these poppies are only grown from seed
  • 500 seeds per pack
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Poppy Lauren's Grape
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Poppy Lauren's Grape has crisp, velvety, deep plum-purple petals and attractive grey-blue-green foliage. Their bold colouring is perfect for borders with a 'bruised' planting scheme.

For an easily grown splash of colour, few flowers can equal poppies with their flowers produced in profusion throughout the summer. Sow and forget, nearly all will flower in the first year from sowing.

Order this jaw-dropping plum colored poppy with violet centers today with Fontana Seeds.

How to grow Papaver Poppies from Seed

Start perennial poppies outdoors in early spring, when some chance of frost is still a possibility. Start annual varieties outdoors at the same time in cooler areas. If you live in warmer regions, your best bet is to direct sow in the fall.

Poppies are famously difficult to transplant, so starting them indoors is not recommended. If you have to start them indoors, use peat or coir pots, and maintain a soil temperature of 12°C. Seeds will sprout in 20-30 days.

Sow on the surface of the soil, or barely cover seeds. Thin to a minimum of 15cm apart.

Poppies are easy to grow and they self-sow with abandon, without becoming weedy. Simply pull up unwanted plants (an easy task) before they bloom, or better yet, let them tell you where they want to grow. They will thrive for years at a time in surprising spots, like a crack in the driveway. Other times, they simply won’t take, no matter how much you try. Keep them moderately well watered in hot, dry weather, and do not fertilize.

For the largest heads on Papaver somniferum, sow seeds in the fall or early winter. Thin plants to allow them some space, and keep the area weeded as plants grow larger. Grow this variety in full sun in well-drained, but ordinary garden soil. If spring and summer are cool and damp, or plants are over-crowded, expect smaller seed heads.

Fast Facts

Article number:
Botanical Name:
Papaver somniferum
Common Name:
Breadseed poppy, Florist's Poppies, Opium Poppies
Days to germinate:
7-14 days
Days to maturity:
9-12 weeks
Flowering time:
June - September
Hardiness and Longevity:
Hardy Annual
Up to 90cm
Ideal For:
Perfect for borders and beds, cottage gardens or meadows. Excellent choice for naturalizing. Great in containers and makes good cut flowers too!
Full Sun, Shelter

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