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Papaver Somniferum, Breadseed Poppy, Opium Poppy

300 seeds


Double blooms of peppermint candy! Flemish Antique will surprise you with shades of hot pink, light pink and lavender, on the tips of white blooms. a beautiful contrast.

Papaver Somniferum, bread seed poppy.

Annual although a prolific seed producer that is notorious for “popping up” in various places every spring once you plant it just once.

Sow in spring to summer, fall or winter, depending on your climate. See below:

Zones 3-7 Sow in spring when all danger of frost has passed. You can even sow in summer you just won’t get to enjoy them quite as long although they LOVE cool weather and will continue to flourish and bloom even in light frosts.

Zones 8: Plant in spring or fall.

Zones 9A: Plant between October and March.

Zones +9B: Yes, you can grow these! However, you must plant in November or December, January at the very latest. Any later and they will germinate but you will sadly watch them wither and die as the days get warmer in Summer.

Optimal germination is between 46 and 80 degrees. Optimal growing temperatures are between 50-77 degrees although they can handle cooler than this, they will just grow slower. You can check your highs and lows by month to determine the best time to plant for your climate.

If you want the seeds while you can get them but it’s not your time to plant, the seeds can easily be kept in an airtight container and then a paper bag to block light and placed in your refrigerator. They can last for several years this way if properly stored. Seeds will remain dormant until they are ready to be planted.

Poppies prefer NOT to be fertilized. They are accustomed to growing in poor soils with low nutrients.

300 Heirloom, Non GMO Seeds

I combine shipping on all seed orders, you pay one flat fee for as many seeds as you would like for no additional shipping. Orders over $35 for any combination of items in my shop ship for free!

All of my seeds are tested and guaranteed. Most of my seeds are fresh off of my own plants.

Flemish Antique Poppy Seeds, Papaver Somniferum


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