Seed types available actually:

  • Rudbekia de papel con semillas
  • Amapola de papel con semillas

POPPY

POPPY

CHARACTERISTICS

Growing to a maximum size of 70cm, the poppy is elongated, lobed and with simple green leaves at the base. Solitary flowers with double petals crumpled into flower buds of various colours such as pink, red, salmon and purple, they bloom in late spring and early summer. The fruit of the poppy is a capsule filled with seeds.

NATURAL HABITAT

Believed to come from Europe, Asia and Africa, poppies have grown since ancient times and have mixed with grains. SOWING Seed directly in the ground during spring and summer. Flowering occurs in spring, summer and autumn.

CURIOSITIES

In Catalonia they eat the green leaves mixed with lettuce and endive, signifying humility for poets. In England, they remember their fallen soldiers by wearing the poppy.

USAGE

They are very suitable for pots, beds, borders and rockeries.

UTILITIES

Medicinal: Poppies are excellent for bronchitis, pleurisy, and cases of spasmodic cough and asthma. They can also be used for pneumonia, for eruptive fevers, for inflammation of the eyelids and tonsils. Rubbing gums with poppy infusion can encourage children teething. Additionally, poppies may help to combat insomnia in children, the elderly and people who suffer from anaphylactic narcotic effects.

  • Cosmetics: The poppy flower combined with other flowers is used for the manufacture of unique and seductive perfumes.
  • Favorable soil: Natural earth
  • Exposure to light: Full sun
  • Soil texture: Normal acidity
  • Mediterranean climate Temperatures: Mild locations
  • Organic material requirements: few
  • Frost: Susceptible
  • Soil moisture: Dry
  • Planting Season: Spring
  • Climatological weather: Outdoor
  • Drought: Resistant
  • Air humidity: Normal