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Beautiful perennial poppy blooms the first year from a fall or early spring sowing. Produces waves of showy, 1.5 inch poppies in shades of orange, yellow, white, and salmon. Flowers from late spring or early summer into late summer or early fall. Grows to 8 inches tall, thrives in nearly any climate. Alpine poppies are particularly well suited for, and longer-lived in, areas with cold winters. Will often self-sow. Winter hardy to zone 4. Packet is ½ gram, about 4,000 seeds.
Sow seeds in 2 inch pots or cell packs, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant into the garden 8-12 inches apart. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds from fall-early spring. Rake seed in and keep soil moist until germination.