Piccolo Seeds was born in 2012, the same year as us! They offer vegetables, fruits, edible flowers, herbs and plants specially designed for pot growing: compact, dwarf varieties, suitable for terrace garden spaces. We love their concept and adore that beautiful packaging.
Poppies are one of the world’s most recognisable flowers, and their common presence in crop fields has inspired a number of paintings and representations in which the bright red dominates the scene. Instead, the Falling in Love variety, which is a breed selection for ornamental purposes, has scarlet-orange, rose, pink and peach-coloured semi-double, double or picotee bicoloured blooms. Nonetheless, they share the scarlet poppy’s association with sleep, hypnosis and death, dating back to the Greeks, who associated this flower with Morpheus, the god of sleep and dreams. Later, in the 19th century, it became a favourite of the pre-Raphaelite aesthetic.
Amaranth 'Poppy 'Falling in Love''
Outdoor Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct
Germination 14-21 days
Harvesting 90-100 days
*Expiry date on these seeds in 2025, so plenty of time to buy and plant!