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Cut Flower Icelandic Poppy G&G 'Pastels with a Pop' Seedling Pack

Sale price$35.00

Papaver nudicaule

Cut Flower Icelandic Poppy seedlings, grown in Marlborough by Gray Floral, shipping NZ wide.

We are so excited to bring this mix to NZ, bred by Green & Gorgeous Flowers in the UK (Rachel's book 'The Cut Flower Sourcebook is a must read). We have a limited number of these plants, and it is thank you to my English Mother in Law for braving customs with these special seeds in hand!

Thank you to Green & Gorgeous for the permission to use their beautiful imagery. We can't wait to grow this out ourselves.

Description from Green & Gorgeous:

One of our favourite cut flowers at G&G, crepe paper like petals in a mix of ice cream soft shades of vanilla, peach and apricot. This mix originates from all the gorgeous pastel varieties developed by Erin at Floret. I have continued selecting the softer shades for the past two years but as these are open pollinated there is the odd surprising pop of citrus yellow and orange.


6 'Pastels with a Pop' Icelandic Poppy Plants 

Standard NZ shipping included. If you are rural, please select the rural option at checkout to avoid delays in processing your order


Height: 30cm

Spacing: 20-25cm

Harvest: Icelandics are best harvested in the 'cracked bud' stage, where the bud is bursting at the seams but the casing is still on. Once they've opened the bees will quite literally beeline and the vase life is greatly reduced. I find they last the longest if you either sear the ends with open flame for 7-10 seconds, or dip the ends in near boiling water for 10 seconds and the bubbling from the stem stops. 

Vase life: 5-7 days if heat treated on harvest

All our seedlings are grown in a custom cut flower mix which contains Trichoderma to assist in healthy root development and resistance to root pathogens. To give your seedlings the best start in your garden we recommend soaking them in a weak seaweed feed (or one of our "Seedling Shots") before planting. 

We wrap our seedlings bareroot in newspaper to maintain moisture and pack them with utmost care. We recommend if you're not ready to plant them immediately that you do pot them up until it's time for them to go in the garden, and be sure to give them a good water on arrival. 

We are proud to be partnering with Sustaina Grow to package our seedlings in a wool outer that maintains moisture and protects the seedlings in transit. This wool liner makes a wonderful mulch mat that can be used with your seedlings or around any plant in your garden. Everything apart from labels (which we hope you'll use in the garden and time and time again) and stickers are compostable, in an effort to keep our shipping sustainable for the environment.