Amazing Grey – the name says it all, really. I've never seen such an extraordinary flower.
This incredible beauty varies in color from light grey to bluish-grey, shades of blue but then also purple and soft pink.
Each one is unique and they're all just as astonishing. And I just can't get over that crinkled look.
Combine it with the delicate "Mother of Pearl" poppy or go for a stark contrast by offsetting it against the bright white of "Bridal Silk". It truly is one-of-a-kind and simply irresistible.
Height: 60cm (24")
Hardiness: Hardy annual; you can sow them in the fall for the following spring.
Where: Full sun
When: Straight outside; poppies don't like being repotted. March to May or August to October.
Spacing: 15cm (6")
Harvesting/Flowering: June to October; keep removing the wilted flowers to encourage abundant blooming. If you sow in the fall, they'll flower the following year
Tip: If you sow in the fall, keep your flower beds covered with a cloche over the winter to protect them from frosts. For a longer flowering period, sow two or three times at staggered intervals.
Photos 1 & 7: Michaela Eriksson
Photo 2, 8 & 9: Janina Laszlo
Photo 4: Elizabeth Road Garden
Photo 5: Jessica Elyse Goff
Photo 6: Syrrana