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Papaver Somniferum var Lacinatum, Breadseed Poppy, Opium Poppy

300 seeds

 

A Cotton Candy pink variety with gorgeous double fringed large blooms. This is similar to the salmon venus poppy but an even prettier pink and much more rare. Papaver Somniferum var. Lacinatum, bread seed poppy.

 

Please note that all of my papaver somniferum seeds are pre-dry cold stratified. That means that you can plant them right away without a cold period but you can also plant them in cold temps too. They will just continue to remain dormant. You do want to make sure that it is not too warm if you are planting them in fall, in a cold climate. Since they are pre-cold stratified, make sure temps are below 45 and plan to stay there or of course, plant them now for immediate germination if temps are right in your zone.


PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL ZONES ARE CREATED EQUAL. WHAT IS LISTED BELOW IS A GENERAL GUIDE. THERE ARE PARTS OF THE MIDWEST, NE AND DESERT LIKE AREAS IN THE WEST THAT ARE IN ZONES 5-7 THAT GET VERY HOT SUMMERS AND THERE ARE PARTS OF OR, WA AND CA IN ZONES 8-10 THAT HAVE VERY COOL WEATHER WHERE THESE CAN BE GROWN YEAR ROUND. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO CHECK IS THE TEMPERATURES NEEDED FOR GERMINATION AND GROWING.


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 March and April.


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(The packet I send them in is fine and is a food grade plastic) 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 you are ready to plant.


300+ (measured by volume) Organic, Non GMO Seeds - Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth


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


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.

Rare Cotton Candy Poppy, Papaver Somniferum, Breadseed

SKU: PS063CR
$3.05Price

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