(Papaver somniferum) Visitors to the farm are quite taken with our stand of deep "Purple Poppies". Several years ago, Dianna planted a double-flowered “black” that refused to stand up to our wind and rain, but the resulting seedlings from it... Wow!
Silky-textured, deep purple, single 5-inch flowers with a dark plum center on sturdy 4-foot stems are a focal point of garden during the months July and August. These are the annual variety used in baking (Bread seed), but are beautiful as a garden plant. Seeds can be sent with your bulb or catnip order. Packet contains about 1/8 teaspoon of seed, enough to generously sow a "nursery bed" 18" across. When seedlings are an inch tall, gently transplant to a sunny spot with fluffy, well-drained soil. If you would like the seeds sent to you immediately, please we'll $1.50 for postage and mailer for up to 9 packets.