Breadseed Poppy Mix

Certified Organic Seed

Papaver somniferum

Brief beauty, long-lasting health.

Gorgeous poppy petals, as thin and delicate as crepe paper, don't last long. The seeds, however, are vessels of endurance. Rich in omega-3s, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, a wide range of vitamins, and all of the essential amino acids, poppy seeds are exceptionally nutritious, contributing to health and, it is said, to longevity. Used in culinary creations all over the world as a spice, condiment, garnish, and dessert base, poppies yield hundreds of thousands of seeds from just a few plants.

This mix is taller than the Mother of Pearl Poppy, with bigger seed pods and a longer season of bloom. Colors range from pink to lilac.

Includes Elka, Ziar Breadseed, and Black Beauty poppies. 

$3.95

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Art Pack (200 seeds) $3.95 In Stock

For best results, winter sow poppy seeds or sow in very early spring in a prepared garden bed. Thin seedlings to 12-18" apart. Alternately, start indoors in early spring by pressing the seeds into the soil, but do not cover them. Keep in a cool place. Transplant when small without disturbing the roots. Once flowering, water infrequently.

Days to Germination 7-10
Days to Maturity 100
Planting Depth 0"
Spacing in Row 18-24"
Spacing Between Rows 18"
Height at Maturity 48"
Width at Maturity 18"
Sun Preference Full Sun

Artwork by Girija Kaimal. The tissue paper-like transparency of poppy petals is captured through Girija's style of scratching through layers of pastels and paints. The ephemeral feeling of her work reflects the blooms that open and float away within a day.

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