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Cut Flower Icelandic Poppy Matilda Pastels Seedling Pack

Sale price$35.00
Matilda Pastels:

Papaver nudicaule

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

We have a lot of favourite flowers - but the Icelandic Poppy is almost unbeatable. They handle winter conditions with no fuss, and just bloom and bloom and bloom. While the flowers are the finest delicate crepe, they're a hardy and reliable plant that never fails to bring me joy. If you're looking for a flower that will give you a long season of flowers and little fuss, then these are the go to! Best planted in autumn, early bloomers will start in winter and go until the heat finally gets the best of them. They're incredible planted en masse, and suitable for pots.

Matilda Pastels became available after I had started saving seed from my favourite blush tones in Springsong mix - and I have to say the Matilda is everything I had been hoping to achieve, so this year we are offering this instead of our house mix. So productive, all the soft shades of peach, lemon, pink and picotee - this is THE spring wedding Icelandic Poppy!

Pack of 6 or 12 Matilda Pastel Poppy Plants - please select pack size

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

NOTES ON GROWING

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. 

Cut Flower Icelandic Poppy Matilda Pastels Seedling Pack
Cut Flower Icelandic Poppy Matilda Pastels Seedling Pack Sale price$35.00