Poppy Mix

$3.48

White, red and pink petals with a smattering of different colored bases. Comes with both frills and no-frills. Not an edible flower, poppies are poisonous.

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Description

Botanical name

Papaver somniferum

Family
Papaveraceae

Spacing
Plant 15 cm apart minimum.

Depth
Barely cover seeds or sow on top of soil.

Requirements
Full sun to partial shade.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 7-30 days.

Pests
Botrytis (grey mold),downy mildew, powdery mildew, damping off, and root rot may affect poppies. Avoid overwatering and water in the morning. Aphids, leafhoppers, lygus buds, spittlebugs and thrips can also be problems.

Timing
Plant seeds directly in soil outdoors in early spring.

Growing
Easy to grow and will self-sow without maintenance. Before they bloom pull out unwanted plants. They like well-drained soil, and not to be watered too often once they’ve established themselves.

Season
Warm, annual