Champagne Bubbles Poppy
Iceland Poppy. Elegant, cup-shaped flowers with a crepe-like texture in a beautiful array of colors which has the potential to flower the first year but typically blooms early in the growing season. Splendid long-lasting cut flower when picked just as the bud begins to open. Removing the faded flowers will encourage more buds to form and don’t forget to allow a few to remain to set seed for next season. Suitable for borders and containers. Good for growing in the winter in Florida, California and similar climates. F1 Hybrid.
Perennial, Zones 4-8
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface, light aids germination
Starting Indoors: Difficult to transplant. Roots and stems are fragile. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Transplant a few weeks before last frost.
Sowing Outdoors: Early spring as soon as ground can be worked or in the fall. Sow a few seeds every 6-9" or prepare a weed free seed bed and sprinkle down seeds. Thin the seedlings 6-9" apart. Do not start poppies in hot weather. Germination and growth will be poor sow them in late fall and early spring.
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 12-15” x 12”
Spacing: 6-9” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average, loamy, sandy, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 70-80 days, late spring to early summer
Uses: Flower beds, cottage and wildflower gardens, attracts pollinators