Minoan Lace or French Meadow Parsley€2.10
Orlaya grandiflora 'White Finch' is a true flower show star. This outstanding plant displays stunning pure white flowers that form in large, flat-topped clusters which resemble lace-cap hydrangeas. The plants bloom for a remarkably long period and mix easily with others in the garden or bouquet.
Panic Grass, Switchgrass€1.50
Despite its American provenance Panicum virgatum was originally taken up by German landscapers and gardeners. Renowned for its steely coloured blue-grey to blue-purple leaves, but it is the contrast between the rigid, stainless-steel foliage and purple-pink froth that really charms.
Panic Grass, Switchgrass€1.92
'Emerald Chief' is a good Panicum virgatum selected seed strain. Hardy with sturdy upright deep green growth and great autumn colour. The panicles open red pink in late summer and its foliage turns from green to a lovely deep gold. This chief stands up tall throughout the winter months.
Papaver alpinum is an 'Old World' poppy native to high mountains of Central Europe. This delightful plant is like a miniature version of the Iceland Poppy. With much divided leaves and plenty of flowers, in shades of pink, apricot, yellow, orange and white throughout summer.
A prolific bloomer with single, red, cup-shaped flowers that each have a black blotch in the centre, this poppy sends up two dozen or more lovely little flowers that look just like ladybirds. Every garden needs a poppy and this one is an exceptional annual. They are a delight to grow and very easy from seed.
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Papaver dubium is a less well known annual species of poppy. This native wildflower is widespread throughout Europe and America and is a good choice for naturalising in a meadow garden. It is pollinated by insects, particularly bees and hoverflies.
The Iceland poppies have large, luscious petals in an array of shades.The single papery, lightly fragrant blossoms flowers unwrinkle their petals into a wide-spreading saucer shape 3 to 4 inches across. Flowering early in summer they produce dazzling splashes of colour when planted en masse.Compact Oriental Poppy. Allegro Nana€1.86
Oriental poppies are the most eye-catching of all border plants. Allegro is a compact, perennial variety that is non-sprawling upright and completely weather resistant. As the buds open, they reveal crumpled, translucent petals that unfurl into striking red, cupped flowers, each with black centres. Ravishing.Oriental Poppy€2.10
Papaver orientale 'Brilliant' exhibits immense scarlet red satiny blooms, each boasting intricately decorated, deep purple-black hearts. A good border plant, as well as an eye catching cut flower, they are very long-lived and virtually care-free, these undemanding plants provide a real spectacle year after year.Oriental Poppy. Harems Dream€2.64
Oriental Poppy 'Haremstraum' is a colourful formula mix of the newer hybrids. Indispensable in the early summer garden, they deliver before most perennials have even thought about budding up. Throughout May and June, they break out their large sumptuous coloured, crumpled petals from tight fisted buds.Aka 'Carneum', Oriental Poppy€2.10
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Papaver orientale 'Königin Alexandra' is the most romantic of colours. Immense pale pink blooms, each boasting intricately decorated, deep purple-black hearts. They are are prodigious bloomers, happy in most sites and soils though will flower be at their best in full sun in well drained soil.Dwarf Oriental Poppy€1.98
Oriental poppies rouse the senses, the large red silky petals and the quivering centre of black stamens are both exciting and sensual. 'Pizzicato' is a dwarf variety, but with twice the impact. Huge fluffy crepe-papery shimmering petals in a large range of colours, each with purple-black hearts.Aka 'Coral Reef', Oriental Poppy€2.10
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In early summer nothing compares to the grace of the Oriental poppy and Papaver orientale 'Princess Victoria Louise' is perhaps one of the most striking examples. Also known as 'Coral Reef' it exhibits immense apricot-pink shimmering blooms, each with purple-black hearts.Oriental Poppy. Aka 'Choir Boy' or 'Checkers'.€2.10Nothing compares to the grace of the Oriental poppy, and 'Royal Wedding' is perhaps one of the most striking examples. It exhibits immense pure white satiny blooms with intricately decorated, deep purple-black hearts. They provide a real spectacle year after year.Peony Poppy, Breadseed Poppy
A range of delicate antique pinks, many with a cream-white base, suffused with rose, pinks and purple hues, beautifully offset by lush, blue-green foliage. Papaver paeoniflorum 'Antique Shades' is not a new introduction, but on old, historical variety of the type that were grown in cottage gardens and monasteries several centuries ago.Peony Poppy, Breadseed Poppy
Papaver 'Black Peony' has fascinating, large, fully double, dark purple-maroon, almost black flowers, with lovely crinkled petals. When the flowers do burst, overnight, from their casings, the gardener is treated to some of the most dramatic flowers in the plant kingdom.Breadseed Poppy€1.50 As low as: €1.20
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Also known as Peony poppies, Papaver paeoniflorum producing a summer-long succession of fascinating, heavily doubled, large flowers with lovely crinkled petals. Their spectacular blooms, in a multitude of colours are one of the easiest ways to add a bit of architecture and a lot of colour to your garden.Peony Poppy, Breadseed Poppy
Indescribably elegant, Papaver paeoniflorum 'Lilac Pompom' blooms with lush frilled, dark pink-violet, often palm-sized blooms. Perfect for gardeners in pursuit of an easy-to-grow flowering plant, they are showstoppers when they're in full bloom.Peony Poppy, Breadseed Poppy
Impossible to resist with flaming red, tightly packed double blossoms and silky deeply fringed petals, Papaver paeoniflorum 'Scarlet' is a spectacularly outrageous poppy. When the flowers do burst, overnight, from their casings, the gardener is treated to some of the most dramatic flowers in the plant kingdom.Peony Poppy, Breadseed Poppy
Perfect for gardeners in pursuit of an easy-to-grow large flowering plant. It has fascinating, large, fully double white flowers, with lovely crinkled petals. Papaver 'White Cloud' is superb in the flower border. These plants are showstoppers when they're in full bloom.€2.34
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'Angels Choir' is a glorious mixture of double flowered poppies, in soft colours from whites to a full range of pastels including bi-colours and some interesting picotee types. These romantic, old-fashioned poppies have silky-petalled blossoms that dance on graceful stems.€1.98
When it comes to cut flowers, the poppy may be the ‘Internet darling’ of the moment. arranged in mason jars and in hand-tied bouquets, the poppy attracts the hip and stylish with their vintage, casual feel. The pure white colour form has been separated out and is now available to gardeners.Aka 'Sir Cedric Morris'€1.98
Developed by the painter Cedric Morris around 1910 'Mother of Pearl' offers the finest colours in mauves and smokey tones and is one of the most distinctive, yet subtle blends of poppies available today. Single flowers in dove greys, blackberry and lavender, mauve edged in white, and opalescent shadowy tints.The True Shirley Single Poppy€1.32 As low as: €1.06
Originally raised in the 1880's by the Rev. Wilks in his garden in Shirley near Croydon in Surrey. The flowers are often likened to tissue paper, in colours from the brightest scarlet to pure white, with all shades of pink in between and all varieties of flaked and edged flowers.