About Poppy “Beauty of Livemere”
Papaver “Beauty of Livemere” is the best of the red poppies. It is hard to find a real red poppy but I think the “Beauty of Livemere” is the best one yet to be bred. The big crepe-like petals form a large eye-catching flower. They are dramatic especially with the blue Delphinium. Poppies are easy to grow.
Poppy “Beauty of Livemere”
Planting and Growing Poppy Papaver
Make sure your Poppy Papaver “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.