For a pop of colour throughout winter and into early spring. you can’t go wrong with Iceland poppies.

Their delicate blooms in saturated reds, yellows, and oranges are the perfect way to warm you up in the cooler months. They are also great for cutting to bring indoors for small arrangements, adding a much-needed pop of colour.

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Tips for planting Iceland Poppies

  • Sow directly into the ground in an area that receives full sun for the strongest blooms.
  • Regularly trimming back the flowers will keep the plant producing throughout the season.
  • Iceland poppies don’t require much attention to thrive. As long as they are planted in the right spot and don’t dry out too much, you’ll get to enjoy these stunning flowers all winter.
  • They are also pollinator magnets, drawing bees and other essential bugs at a time when other pollinator-friendly flowers are scarce.
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Iceland poppies are not only easy to grow but also make for beautiful cut flowers, brightening up your home with their vibrant colours. By following these tips, you can enjoy a stunning display of these delicate yet hardy blooms in your garden, adding a touch of elegance and charm to your outdoor space.



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A version of this article was originally published in the Garden&Home May 2023 printed magazine.

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