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Poppy - Colibri La Dolce Vita

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Sale price$9.00
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Colibri Poppies are Iceland poppies on a whole other level! They might be less productive than Springsong, but what they lack in volume of flowers they more than make up for in their sheer size of their giant flowers!

Plants will be a lucky dip on what colour you get, as La Dolce Vita is a mix of all three of our favourite Colibri Poppies: Bianco + Pastello + Salmonato, with the odd yellows & reds for good measure! 

Please note, we have a minimum plant order of $45 (approx. 5 plants) – you can mix & match any plants to meet the minimum.

Our plant boxes can fit up to 10 plants per box.

Plant orders are shipped on Mondays (& Tuesdays).

See our Shipping Page for more info.

POPPY COLIBRI - La Dolce Vita - PLANTS
POPPY COLIBRI - La Dolce Vita - PLANTS Sale price$9.00

Papaver nudicaule

Plant Type: Hardy Annual

Ideal Location: Partial Shade / Full Sun

Spacing: 22cm

Height: 30cm+

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)