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Poppy Seeds, Iceland Mixed Colors

Papaver nudicaule
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These Iceland Poppies bloom in a full range of bright colors on top of leafless stems. The soft, slender stems of these easy-to-grow flowers are free flowering. This heat-tolerant variety is especially attractive when planted using the scattering method.

All parts of a poppy are poisonous if ingested.


  • SKU: 142259
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Safe for bees
Safe
for Bees
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
10 to 21 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Best container size
Best
Container Size:
18"+
Growing height
Growing Height:
45 cm (18")
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Flower
  • Botanical Name: Papaver nudicaule
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.2
  • Approximate Seed Count: 1,000-1,100
  • Characteristics: low maintenance | naturalizer | attracts pollinators
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Perennial (returns every year)
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Color: Creamy white, coral, salmon pink, rose, lemon, deep orange
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Harvest/Bloom Season: May to June
  • Tolerance: heat
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:

    Poppy does not transplant well and seeds should be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is passed. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be warmer than 15°C (60°F) for seeds to germinate Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 3 mm (1/8") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. A hard spray can wash soil away, dislodge seeds and clump them together. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. Do not let the soil dry out, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below to provide good air circulation and room to grow.

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  • Planting Depth: 3 mm (1/8")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
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Growing Suggestions:
  • Poppies prefer well-draining soil that is kept moist, yet not overly wet. Poppies prefer the soil to dry out in between waterings. Water at the base of the plant, rather than overhead.
  • Poppy seeds can be sown using the scatter method. Simply roughen the soil with a rake, scatter seeds evenly over the surface, then smooth the soil over lightly to cover the seeds.
  • Regularly removing spent flowers, known as deadheading will promote continuous blooming and encourage the growth of fresh buds.
  • The Common Poppy does not require to be fertilized; however, if you do fertilize, ensure that it is low in nitrogen as this will encourage more foliage than flowers.

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