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***NEWLY HATCHED - ALMOST ALL OF MY POPPIES ARE PRE-COLD STRATIFIED. SINCE THESE WERE JUST HARVESTED, THEY WILL NEED 30 DAYS OF STORAGE IN YOUR FRIDGE OR JUST PLANT THEM IN FALL***

 

A scarlet fringed poppy. Papaver Somniferum, bread seed poppy, opium poppy

 

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 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. 

 

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

 

There are two kinds of peonies. Regular Peonies that are perennial bulbs and Breadseed Poppy Peonies that are annuals that come back year after year as they are prolific re-seeders. You typically only need plant them once in cooler climates and they will come back for decades as long as you allow some flowers to remain on the plant and re-seed.

 

Approx 300 seeds (measured by volume) 

 

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.

Scarlet Fringe Poppy Seeds, Papaver Somniferum, Bread seed Poppies

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$3.05Price

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