Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:54
Although I don't grow the opium poppies on purpose, I usually end up with several. As far as I can recall, the flowers have all been on the pink/purple side - often rather dingy looking to be honest. Now at my allotment, I have 6 or more but all with beautiful red flowers. There are none on other patches...........red or otherwise.
I could spit actually because my Oriental poppies ( red ) failed to do in the garden this year and my allotment ones would have been welcome for their colour.
I intend to save some of the red seeds just to see if they will come true ( even just for next year ).
Anyone else had a similar nice surprise ? In fact, does anyone else want some seeds to have a go themselves..........bearing in mind they may not turn out as hoped ?
I'll put them on the seed swap thread with the " could be a complete waste of time " proviso