POPPY - BREADSEED PINETREE MIX
The 3 foot tall plants with blue green foliage carry an abundance of lovely 3 inch, papery blooms in shades of purple, dark pink, and light pink. Some are double and some are single. The seed pods that follow the blooms can be as big as golf balls and provide a bounty of brown poppy seeds for use in baking.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 55-65ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛” deep.
Starting Indoors: Difficult to transplant, not recommended. Roots and stems are fragile. 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 the 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 to early spring.
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 30-36” x 18-24”
Spacing: 6-9” apart
Light Needs: Full sun, part shade in hot climates
Soil Needs: Average, loamy, sandy, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 60-70 days, late spring to early summer
Uses: Flower beds, cottage and wildflower gardens, cut flowers, attracts pollinators
Care: Leave the flowers and pods on to self-seed for the following season. Deadhead flowers and pods if you don't want them to self-seed. Seed pods can be used for dried arrangements or left in the garden for winter appeal.