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Poppy Hungarian Blue

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A graceful and sophisticated deep violet poppy with large bowl-shaped blooms and strong stems  

Once the flowers are over, lovely large seed pods will follow which are perfect for adding interest to flower arrangements  

A hardy annual, these poppies can be sown April-May or August-September direct into a weed-free flowering site  Poppies do not like being transplanted so thin seedlings out as they germinate.  They like full sun and well-drained, poor soil. If the pods are left on the stems they will happily self-seed.   

Seed Quantity 500 Seeds

Type Annual

Genus Papaver Somniferum

Sow Seeds Sow April-May or August-September.  Sow direct into a weed-free flowering site about 1cm deep.  Poppies do not like to be transplanted so allow them to germinate and then thin the seedlings out.  Likes full sun, moist, well-drained and poor soil

Plant Out  Direct sown in April-May or August-September

Flowers Summer-early autumn

Height & Spread 90cm high x 15cm spread

Poppy Hungarian Blue

RHS Plants for Pollinators.

The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.

Find out more at

    A bee pollinating vibrant Hungarian Blue poppies
    Cluster of Hungarian Blue poppies with a brick building backdrop
    Close-up of Hungarian Blue poppy flowers with green foliage by a window
    Hungarian Blue poppies planted in a large container against a brick wall
    Hungarian Blue poppies attracting pollinators in a garden setting
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