The beauty of 'Amazing Grey' is beyond compare! Crepe-paper like blooms unfurl into single and half-double blooms, each unique. Bred over 18 years from a single bloom in the Mother of Pearl poppy blend, the breeder isolated the purple-grey flowers, although you may see an occasional burgundy bloom. A practically care-free annual and a pollinator favorite, these poppies reseed making them ideal for naturalized areas. A 2018 Fleuroselect Novelty award winner. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.
• Botanical Name: Papaver rhoeas
• Family: Papaveraceae
• Native: Europe, Africa, Asia
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 15"–27" tall and 12" wide
• Variety Information: 2"–2½" blooms in shades of grey, blue, and purple, and some edged with white.
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Spring to summer
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked; or fall for bloom the following spring. Mild Climates: Fall sowing recommended.
• When to Start Inside: Not recommended. Does not transplant well.
• Days to Emerge: 10–15 Days
• Seed Depth: Press into surface
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"–8"
• Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–8"
• Special Instructions: Corn poppies often reseed. Deadhead (remove spent blooms) if reseeding is not desired.