Papaver dubium – Long podded poppy. Cailleach Fhada.


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Absolutely adored by all kinds of bees. Poppies follow the sun throughout the day. Masses of seed produced in each seed pod. Collect and sow next year.

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Common name: Long podded poppy. Cailleach Fhada.

This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J491359.
Annual. Flowers delicate orangey-red up to 24” tall. Flowering period end of May to mid July.

Attractive and useful to insects of all kinds.

Open meadows and rough ground will tolerate some shade.

Sowing guidelines:
Sow late autumn or early spring in a well cleared seed bed or seed tray and prick out when large enough to handle and plant out when big enough. If you want to collect seed for next year, grow poppies apart from other poppies as the hybrid seed is often sterile.

Cultural history:
Poppies are thought to ward off thunder storms if left alone, or placed in the eaves of a house.

Seed weight: 10,000 seeds per gram.

Additional information

Weight 0.005 g
Dimensions 10 × 5.6 × 0.5 cm
Packet size

500 seeds, 1000 seeds, 2g