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Poppy Seeds - Hens & Chicks

Poppy Seeds - Hens & Chicks

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Packet $4.50
1 Ounce $17.99 ($17.99/ounce)
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  • Magenta flowers aside, the quirky seedpods are our favorite feature
  • Tall-growing annual with spectacular blooms
  • Open pollinated and easy to grow with purple Summer blooms
  • Poppy seeds require a cool period of 2-4 weeks to break dormancy, and some gardeners choose to cold stratify their seeds.
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Features

Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Color Pink
Growth Habit Clumping, Spreading
Bloom Season Summer
Seeds per Packet 300 mg

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant

About Poppy Seeds - Hens & Chicks

Papaver somniferum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed

Characterized by its unique pod, this variety of Poppy Flower Seed will not disappoint in your garden! The Hens and Chicks Poppy somniferum features a single large seed head with clustered smaller heads around its base, as you may see a mother hen with her chicks. The somniferum poppy is prized for the amount of seed produced by individual pods, suitable for baking and making oils. However, this Poppy's culinary uses are overshadowed by the spectacular blooms it produces! The bloom itself flaunts large, paper thin lilac petals with dark purple center spots that will glow with color in sunlight.

Planting Information

Planting Poppy Seeds - Hens & Chicks

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light, Stratification
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/16 inch
Plant Height Up to 32 inches
Plant Spacing 6 to 8 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
View our Poppy Planting Guide to learn more.

Coverage

Amount
Recommended Coverage
Packet Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce Up to 625 Sq. Ft

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