Papaver somniferum

How to plant Poppy seeds

Also known as Florist Poppies these plants produce incredibly showy, large single poppies in a wide range of colors. The flowers are followed by highly ornamental seed pods that are prized for floral arrangements. The pods are chock-full of tiny blue-gray, brown or white seeds that are perfect for bread making and baking. Easy to grow, 2-3 ft. tall plants.

Danish Flag breadseed poppy with red and white petals. AN00329

DANISH FLAG Breadseed Poppy

A striking white cross is planted firmly in the center of the crimson flowers and each individual petal is fringed, with lacy edges. A garden show-off guaranteed to attract attention. Packet is ½ gram, about 1,100 seeds.

½ gram - $2.49
Hens and Chicks breadseed poppies. AN00332

HENS AND CHICKS Breadseed Poppy

Produces enormous, extremely showy single flowers over 8″ across. Their color will be red or pink. The poppies give way to large main pods (hens) surrounded by many smaller pods (chicks). The pods are also showy and are popular in dried arrangements-some even spray paint them to add even more interest. Packet is ½ gram, about 1,100 seeds.

½ gram - $2.49

How to Plant Poppy Seeds

Sow seeds in 2″ pots or cell packs, press into soil, do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Can direct sow, onto ground that has had the top one″ of soil loosened. Rake seed in, press into soil by walking over the area. Thin to 12″ apart.