Iceland, Poppy Seeds

Poppy

Iceland, Poppy Seeds

Poppy

The Iceland Poppy is a very long lasting and hardy, but short-lived perennial that looks lovely in any flower garden as well as cut in a vase. Either way, they self sow readily, and will last for years at a time. The large, cup shaped blooms have a texture like crepe paper and appear in a range of subdued pastel colors.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Papaver nudicaule

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

5871

Packet

1,000 seeds

Seeds Per Ounce

164375

Sow Method

Direct Sow

Categories

Flowers

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Weight

0.01

Depth

0.15

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Poppies

Poppies are an annual planted each spring that will bring a burst of color to the garden. Once planted, Poppies are easy to care for.

Planting: Direct sow the Poppy seeds outside in a poor to average soil. If you live in Zones 3-7, direct sow seeds outdoors in the early spring when a frost may still occur. If you live in Zones 8-10, direct sow in the fall.

Watering: Once Poppies are established, they do not require frequent watering. Overwatering will result in leggy and tall Poppies.

Fertilizer: To encourage the best Poppies to grow, fertilize the Poppies once a year and then top-dress the plants with an organic material, such as manure.

Days to Maturity: Poppies will begin to bloom late spring to early summer.

Harvesting: Poppies are typically not harvested as cut flowers because their blooms will not keep for long.

Tips: Poppies self-sow, and if you don’t want them to spread and sprout in surprising places, pull the plants from the ground once they have finished blooming.

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